Scott L. Mingus Sr. is @Scott Mingus
on CivilWarTalk, and is a scientist and consultant in the global pulp & paper industry, holds patents in self-adhesive postage stamps and bar code labels. The Ohio native graduated from the Paper Science & Engineering program at Miami University. As of 2020, he has written 19 Civil War and Underground Railroad books. His biography Confederate General William “Extra Billy” Smith won multiple awards, including the Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. Literary Award for Confederate history.
The York, PA resident has also written articles for many publications including Gettysburg Magazine. He maintains a blog on the Civil War history of York County, PA named Cannonball, and is a local Civil War tour guide for the York County Heritage Trust.