James L. McLean Jr.James L. McLean Jr. graduated from Towson University with a major in history and a minor in mathematics and later earned a master’s in education. He taught mathematics for 30 years. Along with his wife, Judy, he co-owned Butternut and Blue, a Civil War book business, from 1983–2016. Jim and Judy sold new, used, and rare books, and also published nearly 100 titles. McLean has been fascinated with Gettysburg since childhood and has been visiting the battlefield and studying the battle for decades. Jim’s articles have appeared in The Lincoln Herald, The General, and The Gettysburg Magazine. When Jim is not busy researching and writing his multivolume work on the 14th New York State Militia (the 14th Brooklyn), he and his wife spend their time spoiling their three grandsons.