David P. Bridges: Authoer & Historian

About David P. Bridges

David P. Bridges, theologian, historian, biographer, outdoorsman and horseman, began writing about the Civil War period after nearly two decades of serving as an ordained Presbyterian minister. Bridges undergraduate B.S. degree in economics was received from The University of Kentucky. He furthered his academic experience and studied theology and history at the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and The University of Chicago, Divinity School. In order to further enhance his writing he learned to fire cannon and fight as dismounted cavalry so that he could participate in living history with Lee's Lieutenants. David currently serves as a chaplain at Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Hospital and an adjunct professor of writing at the University of Richmond in Virginia.

Bridges' area of expertise is 1850-1950 American history. His first non-fictional historical book is about the Best family, coal industrialists and philanthropists who historically impacted Chicago's history. His second book chronicles the Bridges family in Western Maryland. It shows how industry, politics and conservation worked together to preserve the Woodmont Rod and Gun Club, Hancock, Maryland. Bridges' latest books include a chronicle of the life and Civil War trials and tribulations of Major James Breathed, Stuart Horse Artillery, C.S.A in the novel "Fighting With JEB Stuart: Major James Breathed and the Confederate Horse Artillery" and a story of life and death, love and war in the novel "The Broken Circle". Another novel is forthcoming, "The Thomas Brothers of Burkes Garden Virginia". David resides in Richmond, Virginia, with his faithful birddogs Angel, Bella and Rosey.

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David P. Bridges with 1925 ca. Dinky Plymouth Engine from Historic Bridges family Sand Mining Works in Berkeley Springs, West Viriginia.
David P. Bridges with 1925 ca. Dinky Plymouth Engine from Historic Bridges family Sand Mining Works in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
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