Shawn Bentz is a musician and Civil War living historian. His academic degrees include a B.M.E. from Indiana University and M.M. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Shawn is currently an active composer, arranger, and performer as well as a living historian with the11th Indiana Infantry, Co. D. It was the combination of his musical skills and interest in the Civil War that drew him into reenacting. As a bugler, Shawn was welcomed into the Civil War community. Currently, Shawn resides in rural Indiana with his wife, young son, and a menagerie of dogs and a cat. In his free time, he enjoys relaxing by doing various types of woodwork.