Harold “Allen” Skinner Jr. Mr. Skinner has over 12 years of experience as an Army civilian historian. He holds a master’s degree in military history, and is currently pursuing an American History Ph.D. from Liberty University. The article published via JAR was adapted from a research paper wrote for his Ph.D. studies and was accepted for presentation at the 2022 Conference of Army Historians. To date, Mr. Skinner has published two Revolutionary War-focused staff ride books, with the Staff Ride Guide for the Battle of Kings Mountain selected as a finalist for the Army Historical Foundation’s 2020 Distinguished Writing Award. Mr. Skinner latest work, a campaign study of the 1780 Siege of Charleston, is projected for publication in late 2022.