Robert H. Moore, II (aka “cenantua”), Primary Author/Administrator

Curriculum Vitae

Robert H. Moore, II
Historian and Technical Communicator

Education:
◦ Master of Science, Technical and Scientific Communication, with a focus on Technical Writing and User Experience Design for the Web and Print, May 2009.
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

◦ Undesignated student, one semester of doctoral work in history, Spring 2007
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.

◦ Master of Arts, History, with a focus on the American Civil War Era, May 2007.
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va.

◦ Bachelor of Science, Liberal Studies, January 1995.
Excelsior College, Albany, N.Y.
The bulk of undergraduate coursework was completed at East Carolina University (1984-1988 ) and Western Carolina University (1983-1984).

M.S. Thesis (Completed May 2009)
“Blogging as Historians: Considering Interaction, Authority, and New Practices for the Web.”
Thesis Committee: Associate Professor Elizabeth Pass (Chair), Professor Mark Hawthorne, and Associate Professor Pavel Zemlianski.

M.A. Thesis (Completed Spring 2007)
“Flaws in the Armor of the Grand Illusion: Dissent, Reluctance, and Disaffection Toward the Confederate Cause in the Central Shenandoah Valley – A Study of Page County, Virginia”
Thesis Committee: Assistant Professor Jonathan F. Phillips (Chair), Associate Professor Carolyn J. Lawes, and Professor Harold S. Wilson.

Ongoing digital projects:
Blogs
All of the following projects were created within the structural framework of the Weblog, though not all fit the traditional definition of the blog.
Cenantua’s Blog
Southern Unionists Chronicles
Avenue of Armies: A supplement to the Page County Civil War Tour Book
Too Long Forgotten: Searching for the history of slaves and free blacks in Page County, Virginia

Databases
The Historic Markers Database
Contributor of data and photos (link to list of contributions).
Wikipedia
Contributor of data and photos (link to list of contributions).
Find-A-Grave
Contributor of data and photos (link to list of contributions).

Published Works:
Books
Tragedy in the Shenandoah Valley: The Story of the Summers-Koontz Execution. Charleston: The History Press, Inc., 2006.
Short Historical Sketches of Page County, Virginia and Its People, Volume 2. Westminster: Heritage Books, Inc., 2005.
Short Historical Sketches of Page County, Virginia and Its People, Volume 1. Westminster: Heritage Books, Inc., 2005.
Gibraltar of the Shenandoah: Civil War Sites and Stories of Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County, Virginia. Virginia Beach: The Donning Company Publishers, 2004.
Avenue of Armies: Civil War Sites and Stories of Luray and Page County, Virginia. Virginia Beach: The Donning Company Publishers, 2002.
The 1st and 2nd Stuart Horse Artillery (Virginia Regimental Histories Series). Appomattox: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1999.
Miscellaneous Disbanded Virginia Light Artillery (Virginia Regimental Histories Series). Appomattox: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1997.
Graham’s Petersburg, Jackson’s Kanawha, and Lurty’s Roanoke Horse Artillery (Virginia Regimental Histories Series). Appomattox: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1996.
Chew’s Ashby, Shoemaker’s Lynchburg, and the Newtown Artillery (Virginia Regimental Histories Series). Appomattox: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1995.
The Richmond Fayette, Hampden, Thomas, and Blount’s Lynchburg Artillery (Virginia Regimental Histories Series). Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1991.
The Charlottesville, Lee Lynchburg, and Johnson’s Bedford Artillery (Virginia Regimental Histories Series). Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1990.
The Danville, Eighth Star New Market, and Dixie Artillery (Virginia Regimental Histories Series). Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1989.

Articles
◦ “Custer and the Shadow Soldiers,” Civil War Times Illustrated XXIX, No. 1 (March 2000), 29-34, 58.
◦ “Break out! The capture and adventures of Washington Brown Traweek in Yankeedom and his part in leading up to the daring escape of Confederate prisoners from Elmira, New York,” Civil War Times Illustrated XXIX, No. 5 (Nov./Dec. 1991), 26, 52-54, 56, 59-61.
◦ “A Matter of Injustice: The Summers-Koontz Incident,” Blue and Gray Magazine (February 1992), 32-34.
◦ “The 38th Battalion Virginia Light Artillery at Gettysburg,” America’s Civil War (January 2000), 12, 14, 16, 18.

Other Published Works:

◦ Local, weekly history column, Page News & Courier, Luray, Va. [see a chronological list of articles here]

Current Employment:
◦ Research Analyst, U.S. Dept. of Justice

Military Service:
◦ U.S. Navy (1989-1999), including submarine service aboard the U.S.S. Montpelier, SSN-765
◦ U.S. Army, R.O.T.C. (East Carolina University) and N.C. National Guard (1985-1988)

Professional-
related volunteer
work:

◦ History and Text Review Committee, Virginia Civil War Trails Program (1999-2003)
◦ Education and Interpretation Committee, Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (2000-2003)

Professional Memberships:
Society for Technical Communication
Interaction Design Association
Organization for American Historians
American Association for State and Local History

Other Memberships:
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Sons of Veterans Reserve

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