Stephen Lee Ritchie
Steve Ritchie is a veteran tour lead of Civil War tours in the Shenandoah Valley and is widely regarded as the leading authority on Turner Ashby. He is the co-director and co-founder of the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Institute of the CWEA, and the vice-president and co-founder of the Robert E Lee Fellowship. Previously he served as the historian of the McCormick Civil War Institute of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. On June 8, 2013, Steve was honored by the CWEA as the 11th recipient of the William Woods Hassler Award - for especially meritorious contributions to the field of Civil War education.