The Week Ahead…Civil War Events for October 10th-16th
Featured Event of the Week: Center for the Study of the Civil War Era: Saturday, October 15, 6:00 p.m. The Center for the Study of the Civil War Era at Kennesaw State University presents Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. and ‘The Untold Civil War.’ Dr. Robertson 's lecture topic, and title of his latest book soon to be published by National Geographic, represent a compilation of some of the radio broadcast commentaries that informed and entertained National Public Radio audiences for years. Please plan to attend this special event – free admission, and free parking available in the West Parking Deck located on Campus Loop Drive. For additional information, please visit www.kennesaw.edu/civilwarera.
Also going on this week:
- October 10th - Today is the deadline to register for Chestnut Hill College’s interdisciplinary conference on "The Legacy of the Civil War" which will be held November 10-12, 2011. Keynote speakers will be Michael Burlingame (University of Illinois) and Elizabeth R. Varon (University of Virginia).
- October 10th-20th - “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” will be displayed at the Huie Library at Henderson State University (Arkadelphia, AR).
- October 11th @5:30pm - "Science, Disease and Experimental Medicine: Gangrene and Erysipelas during the American Civil War, 1861-1865" at Perkins Library, Room 111, Duke University, (Durham, NC).
- October 11th @7pm -"Civil War Commanders: Ulysses S. Grant vs. Robert E. Lee" at Angelo State University Houston Harte University Center (San Angelo, TX).
- Oct 12th @ 6:45pm – A presentation on the “Medical Treatment of the Confederate Army and Navy” by Dr. Guy R. Hasegawa at the Bluffton High School Auditorium (Savannah, GA).
- October 12th @7pm - “Infernal Machines of the Civil War," at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Petersburg, VA).
- October 13th – “Civil War Arkansas, 1861,” a lecture by Ian Beard of the Old State House Museum, will be held at the Saline County Library (Benton, AR). 501.778.4766 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- October 13th @11:15am - “The Confederacy and the World," a special look at the White House of the Confederacy (Richmond, VA).
- October 13th @ 6pm - Paul Goebbelwill share Civil War stories that fall within the realm of the speculative at the Plain Branch of the Stark County District Library (Stark County, OH).
- October 13th @ 6pm - “Lee and Grant," film viewing at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield (Fort Donelson, TN).
- October 13th @6:30pm - "Guerrilla Warfare in the Civil War," at Carroll Community College (Westminster, MD).
- October 13th @7pm - “Up Close and Personal: The Everyday Life of the Union Soldier,” will be presented by James Genco at the West Avon Congregational Church (Avon, CT).
- October 15th - “The Civil War We Have Lost: The Real War in Arkansas,” a lecture by Dr. William Shea of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, will be held at the South Arkansas Community College Library Auditorium ( El Dorado, AR). 870.862.9890 or email@example.com for more information.
- October 15th - "Medical Women of the Civil War," at the Mount Claire Museum House (Baltimore, MD).
- October 15th - "Sunk by Torch and Stone: The Whaling Industry in the Civil War” at the New Bedford Whaling Museum (New Bedford, MA).
- October 15th @ 9:30am – Guided bike tour ride on the Chickamauga battlefield (Fort Oglethorpe, GA,).
- October 15th @1pm -"The Origin of the American Civil War Flag Staff Eagle," at the American Civil War Museum of Ohio (Tiffin, OH).
- October 15th @2pm - The Americana Music Association Music Festival will feature our friends “The 1861 Project."
- October 15th-16th - “In the Shadows of John Brown: The 1861 Battle of Bolivar Heights," at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (Sharpsburg, MD).
- October 15th-16th - “Civil War Days" at Dollinger Family Farm (near Channahon, IL).
- October 15th-16th - “Battle of Franklin," at the Harlinsdale Farm (Franklin, TN).
- October 15th-16th - “Fortress Rosecrans Encampment," at the Stones River National Battlefield (Murfreesboro, TN).
- October 16th @ 2 pm - Rob Girardi will present “What I Saw at Shiloh” @ Wilmette Public Library (Wilmette, IL).
- October 16th @2pm - "Defenders of Washington," at Fort Stevens (Washington, DC).
- October 16th @2pm - "War, Peace and Memory," at the Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park (Between Amelia and Farmville, VA).
- October 16th @2pm - “African Americans in the Civil War, Men, Soldiers, Citizens" at 208 W Market St (Leesburg, VA).
Those are the highlighted events for the week. If you would like to add your event to The Week Ahead, please email us. And, if you are hitting the road to attend these, or other, Civil War events, we recommend you pick up The 1861 Project's newest cd From Farmers To Foot Soldiers to listen to along the way!
Laura June Davis, Blog & Social Media Editor