My name is Codie Eash, and I love words.
I grew up in York County, Pennsylvania, and graduated from West York Area High School in 2011. I am a graduate of Shippensburg University, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Journalism (Shippensburg is one of only three nationally accredited journalism programs in the state). While at SU, I regularly wrote for the weekly on-campus newspaper, The Slate, and for three semesters I served as the editor-in-chief of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) monthly newsletter. A full copy of my most recent professional resume may be found at the bottom of this page.
I trace my roots in education, history and writing back to the age of seven, when I first saw the 1993 film Gettysburg. At that moment, I became attached to the incredible story of that battle, and subsequently the power of the human spirit.
In my studies, I've found that the building blocks of all things human--especially history--are words. I've made it my goal in life to do something special with words, to use my gift to reach the masses. Through writing, I attempt to spread ideals, tell a good story, and above all seek the truth, something from which anyone can learn. If this is the case, then I feel I've done my job.
Thank you for visiting my page, and I invite you to check back often for more pieces. Let me know what you think. Get lost in the words, and enjoy.
I am currently writing two pieces that will soon be published, including A Celebrated Spot for the Pilgrim: Lincoln and the Fields West of Gettysburg, which is a long-form essay focused on the visit President Abraham Lincoln made to the battlefield at Gettysburg on the morning of Nov. 19, 1863, the day he delivered the speech history has come to know as the Gettysburg Address. A preview of this essay may be found here, and full publication is scheduled for January 2015, in both print form and on Amazon Kindle.
I am also working on my first full-length book, titled Prominent Points: The Story of the Seminary Cupola, which will likely be available fall 2015. It tells the story one of the most famous structures related to the Battle of Gettysburg, the cupola structure atop the original building of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, which was used most famously as an observation post by Brig. Gen. John Buford on June 30 and July 1, 1863, to survey the advance of Confederate forces.