EVENTS

 

As a Smithsonian Study Leader, it's nice to see the mainstream media covering the historic, occasionally serendipitous tours we provide.  The article in the link below describes one of our more engaging and indeed memorable tours--the tour where you can actually wade across the Potomac River on historic ground. Read on, and perhaps you'll want to join us when we next wade across White's Ford.

https://www.washdiplomat.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18332:worlds-largest-museum-education-and-research-complex-holds-hidden-gems&catid=1575&Itemid=428 

Montgomery County, Maryland Civil War Round Table 

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE 

 

Thursday, April 9, 2020, 7 p.m.

Why the Civil War Still Lives 

Near the end of his life, Mark Twain wrote that the American Civil War had "uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured short of two or three generations." Really? Just two...or three generations? In Why the Civil War Still Lives, Clemmer compares and contrasts the details and events of the 1860s with those of today – everything from clothing styles, poems, and music to speeches, food, and quotes to the famous, infamous, and forgotten. But of more importance, perhaps, what is The War's enduring legacy? And how do Americans of today compare with those from that time in their response to devastating events? Expect the unexpected!

D.C. Civil War Round Table

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE 

 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 , 7 p.m.

Why the Civil War Still Lives 

Near the end of his life, Mark Twain wrote that the American Civil War had "uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured short of two or three generations." Really? Just two...or three generations? In Why the Civil War Still Lives, Clemmer compares and contrasts the details and events of the 1860s with those of today – everything from clothing styles, poems, and music to speeches, food, and quotes to the famous, infamous, and forgotten. But of more importance, perhaps, what is The War's enduring legacy? And how do Americans of today compare with those from that time in their response to devastating events? Expect the unexpected!

 

Book Signing at the Gettysburg National Park Visitor Center Bookstore

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE

Thursday, May 14, 2020, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Books featured include Valor in Gray, which remains his best seller for 24 years, and Old Alleghany: The Life and Wars of Gen. Ed Johnson, winner of the Douglas Southall Freeman History Award.

https://www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm

The Greatest Confederate General You Never Heard Of

Talk at Waynesboro, Virginia Library

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE

Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 7 p.m.

This man, a native Virginian and West Point graduate, led the fight at the Battle of McDowell in May of 1862, Stonewall Jackson's initial victory in his legendary Shenandoah Valley Campaign.

Gregg Clemmer pursued Maj. Gen. Ed Johnson's never-told, extraordinary story despite colleagues' warning of little original source material. His diligent research over a dozen years discovered two notable caches of Johnson letters and a treasure trove of primary records. His resultant biography of Old Alleghany: The Life and Wars of General Ed Johnson is the definitive history of the man and won the Douglas Southall Freeman History Award in 2005. 

 

The Civil War Study Group at Lake of the Woods, Virginia

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE 

 Friday, August 28, 2020, 10:30 a.m.

Why the Civil War Still Lives 

Near the end of his life, Mark Twain wrote that the American Civil War had "uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured short of two or three generations." Really? Just two...or three generations? In Why the Civil War Still Lives, Clemmer compares and contrasts the details and events of the 1860s with those of today – everything from clothing styles, poems, and music to speeches, food, and quotes to the famous, infamous, and forgotten. But of more importance, perhaps, what is The War's enduring legacy? And how do Americans of today compare with those from that time in their response to devastating events? Expect the unexpected!

http://www.civilwarstudygroup.org/

Augusta County Genealogical Society 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 1 p.m.

Why the Civil War Still Lives 

Near the end of his life, Mark Twain wrote that the American Civil War had "uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured short of two or three generations." Really? Just two...or three generations? In Why the Civil War Still Lives, Clemmer compares and contrasts the details and events of the 1860s with those of today – everything from clothing styles, poems, and music to speeches, food, and quotes to the famous, infamous, and forgotten. But of more importance, perhaps, what is The War's enduring legacy? And how do Americans of today compare with those from that time in their response to devastating events? Expect the unexpected!