Sponsors Civil War Conference Saturday As Part Of Book Festival
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
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.
conference highlights include:
a.m. -- Gallagher to discuss "The Rediscovery of a Confederate
General's Memoir-A Detective Story."
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
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."
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
Katherine Jackson: (804) 924-7550