Social Military History
War of Independence
Since April 2006, Jessica has worked at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and has been a Research Historian since September 2018. Prior to that, she primarily worked in the archives. In 2015, Jessica spent two weeks with the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Archive Team processing personal papers of the outgoing Chief of Staff, General Ray Odierno.
Jessica published articles in Military History (2009) and Military Heritage (2012) magazines on the 1781 siege of Yorktown. She also published a journal article in Cumberland County History (2012) on Continental Army Major James Armstrong Wilson of Carlisle and his still-standing house. Jessica was a West Point Summer Seminar Fellow (2016) and a Lord Baltimore Research Fellow at the Maryland Historical Society (2017-2018). She has presented dissertation research at conferences, including SMH, and as an invited speaker. Jessica is a native of southwestern Pennsylvania.
Jessica currently serves as the SMH graduate student representative (starting in November 2018).
Updated November 2018