Wayne Mahood grew up in Illinois and received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees at Hamilton College, the University of Illinois and Syracuse University, respectively. He taught social studies in Illinois, then taught at SUNY-Geneseo from 1969 to 1994 and chaired the Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education there.
Here is a list of some of his published books and a soon to be published
biography: The Plymouth Pilgrims (Longstreet House, 1989); Charlie
Mosher's Civil War: From Fair Oaks to Andersonville with the Plymouth
Pilgrims (Longstreet House, 1994); 'Written in Blood': A History
of the 126th New York Vols. (Longstreet House, 1997); The Life
and Times of Brevet Major General James S. Wadsworth (DaCapo Press,
2003). Forthcoming, is Alexander 'Fighting Elleck' Hays: The Life
of a Civil War General: From West Point to the Wilderness (McFarland).
He has also had articles in Civil War Times Illustrated, Civil War
Regiments, North & South, and The Gettysburg Magazine,
Wayne Mahood's first contribution to The Crooked Lake Review, a biographical sketch of James Wadsworth's life-long efforts to help everyone gain useful knowledge appeared in issue #129, Fall 2003.
His story of the Civil War experiences of Penn Yan's Morris Brown Jr. is in issues #134 and #135.