William Griffith is a native of Branchburg, New Jersey and 2014 graduate of Shepherd University. 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 regarding his relative who was killed aboard the USS Maine in 1898. 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. Since graduating, he has most recently served as an historical interpreter at Fort Frederick State Park teaching the public about garrison life and the role of Maryland’s militiamen and provincial soldiers during the French and Indian War. 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, will be released by The History Press on September 5, 2016.