Time: Wednesday, October 16, 20197:00 pm - 6:30 pm / John A. Logan Museum
Dr. Trevor Steinbach is a retired Elementary Principal & Curriculum Director for the GenoaKingston School District in Genoa, IL. He has over 45 years of experience in Education grades K-12.
His undergraduate degrees are in History, Communications, and English, his two Masters Degrees
in Curriculum and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Dr. Steinbach has been portraying Civil
War medical officers since the early 1990’s. His current personas include Dr. James R.M. Gaskill
from 17th Corps Field Hospital and Dr. Urban G. Owen from the Army of Tennessee Field Hospital.
He is the Division Surgeon for the First Federal Division, a national group of reenactors from New
York to California that run large events. In that capacity, he facilitates real medical personnel at
their events that have between 2,000-10,000 reenactors as a First Responder. He has presented
his medical impressions at over 700 events in IL, WI, KY, TN, MS, VA, PA, MO, and IA. He has
published over 195 articles on medicine in the Civil War Courier national publication. He writes a
feature monthly column on medicine of the period. He is a member of the Board of Directors with the Society of Civil War
Surgeons, which provides seminars and support for medical reenactors and historians. Dr. Steinbach has presented at the
Society’ National Convention and he has written teacher materials on Medicine for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library. His movie credits includes the independent movies "Prairie Rose" in which he portrays a Confederate Surgeon at
the prisoner of war Camp Douglas in Chicago in 1864, “Finding Isaac Thorp” in which he portrays a Union Surgeon, and
“Seeing the Elephant” the 360 movie at the Midwest Civil War Museum in Kenosha, WI. He resides in Batavia, IL and is a life
member of the Batavia Historical Society.