William Griffith is a native of Branchburg, New Jersey and currently resides in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He received his BA in History from Shepherd University in 2014, and MA in Military History from Norwich University in 2018. His passion for history can be traced back to his first trip with his father to Fort William Henry along the southern shore of Lake George when he was five-years-old. William has been published in Garden State Legacy magazine and has written for the U.S. Navy Cruiser Sailors Association periodical, Emerging Civil War, The Journal of Civil War Medicine, and the American Battlefield Trust. While completing his undergraduate studies at Shepherd, he spent his time as a volunteer with the Gettysburg Foundation and the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War, and also worked as an intern and substitute librarian at the David Library of the American Revolution. He has previously served as a historical interpreter at Fort Frederick State Park in Big Pool, Maryland, and was employed by the Gettysburg Foundation from 2017 to 2019, and as an Historic Interpreter with Prince William County’s Office of Historic Preservation. He currently serves as a fulltime Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide. When not indulging himself in military history, he can be found closely following his second passion: the New York Yankees.
William’s first book, The Battle of Lake George: England’s First Triumph in the French and Indian War, was released by The History Press on September 5, 2016. He is also the author of A Handsome Flogging: The Battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1778, which was released in 2020 as part of Savas Beatie’s Emerging Revolutionary War Series.