Roger Pickenpaugh recently retired after a thirty-year teaching career at Shenandoah Middle School in Sarahsville, Ohio. His books include studies of outstanding weather events in Ohio and the Civil War. His first book in the latter category was “Rescue by Rail: Troop Transfer and the Civil War in the West, 1863.” In recent years he has studied Civil War prisons. His first book on that topic was “Camp Chase and the Evolution of Union Prison Policy.” This was the study of a major Ohio prison. Last year the University of Alabama Press published “Captives in Gray: The Civil War Prisons of the Union.” This book was awarded the 2010 James I Robetrtson, Jr., Literary Prize by the Central New Jersey Civil War Round Table. Pickenpaugh has just completed a companion volume, “Captives in Blue,” which is expected to be published in 2011. His next project will be a history if the ship “Carpathia,” which rescued the survivors of the “Titanic” tragedy.

Pickenpaugh lives in Noble County Ohio with his wife and co-researcher, Marion.

2 thoughts on “Bio

  1. Debra Harp-Cianciola says:

    I spoke with Trenda Rice (Shenandoah Fiscal Officer) and she mentioned that she was fairly certain you had written about the Shenandoah crash in 1925. In speaking with one of Clive Cussler’s co-authors, Jack DuBrul, at last year’s Cussler Convention, Jack mentioned that he is a ‘big fan’ of zeppelins and I would dearly love to introduce him to the Shenandoah’s story at this year’s convention in October. Would appreciate your input, if any.

  2. Christina Forshee says:


    My grandparents are looking for your book “Noble County: A History,” I have looked and looked everywhere for a copy, where would we be able to purchase a copy?


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