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U.Va. Sponsors Civil War Conference Saturday As Part Of Book Festival

March 20, 2001--

 

  • WHAT: A conference on "A Day of Remembering the Civil War"--talk and book signing as part of the Virginia Festival of the Book
  • WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • WHERE: University of Virginia, Zehmer Hall, 104 Midmont Lane

This day-long conference will feature University of Virginia history professor Gary W. Gallagher. He is the U.Va. John L. Nau III Professor of the History of the American Civil War and a nationally known authority on Civil War military history.

Other conference highlights include:

  • 10-11:30 a.m. -- Gallagher to discuss "The Rediscovery of a Confederate General's Memoir-A Detective Story."
  • Noon-1: 30 p.m. -- "Editing 'the Truth' of Civil War History," by William J. Miller, president, the Black Tree History Group, and author of "Mapping for Stonewall: The Civil War Service of Jed Hotchkiss" and "An Illustrated History of the Civil War Images of an American Tragedy."
  • 2-4 p.m. -- "'I Didn't Know That!' New Perspectives on the Civil War" with Thomas P. Lowery, M.D., a retired professor of psychiatry who has written extensively on the Civil War. He wrote "Tarnished Scalpels: The Court Martials of Fifty Union Surgeons" and "The Story the Soldiers Wouldn't Tell: Sex in the Civil War." Michael G. Mahon, a contributing editor of the "Encyclopedia of the Confederacy" and author of "The Shenandoah Valley, 1861-1865: The Destruction of the Granary of the Confederacy."

The conference is free and open to the public. It is one of about 200 events, including readings, panel discussions and book signings, scheduled through March 25 around Charlottesville as part of the book festival.

Contact: Katherine Jackson: (804) 924-7550

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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