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May 2022

Ulysses S. Grant: Myths, Stories, and Realities with Nick Sacco

May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Will the real Ulysses S.Grant please stand up? A quiet man once described by General William T. Sherman as a "mystery to himself," Ulysses S. Grant has been a subject of great fascination to historians and biographers for generations. While some scholars agree with Ron Chernow that Grant is the most important figure of nineteenth-century America, he has also been accused of being a poor general, a weak president, a racist, and an alcoholic. Discover the myths, stories, and realities…

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June 2022

Book Talk with Ernest A. Dollar, Jr.: Hearts Torn Asunder: Trauma in the Civil War’s Final Campaign in North Carolina

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ACWM Appomattox, 159 Horseshoe Rd
Appomattox, VA 24522 United States

This war’s final campaign in North Carolina began on April 10, 1865, a day after Appomattox. More than 120,000 Union and Confederate soldiers were still in the field. Thousands of paroled Rebels added to the chaos by streaming into the state from Virginia. Grief-stricken civilians struggling to survive in a collapsing world were caught in the middle. Discover the psychological experience of these soldiers and civilians during the chaotic closing weeks of the war.  Durham, North Carolina native Ernest A. Dollar Jr. graduated…

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Book Talk with Ernest A. Dollar, Jr.: Hearts Torn Asunder: Trauma in the Civil War’s Final Campaign in North Carolina

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ACWM – Historic Tredegar, 480 Tredegar St.
Richmond, Virginia 23219 United States

This war’s final campaign in North Carolina began on April 10, 1865, a day after Appomattox. More than 120,000 Union and Confederate soldiers were still in the field. Thousands of paroled Rebels added to the chaos by streaming into the state from Virginia. Grief-stricken civilians struggling to survive in a collapsing world were caught in the middle. Discover the psychological experience of these soldiers and civilians during the chaotic closing weeks of the war.  Durham, North Carolina native Ernest A. Dollar…

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Book Talk with Scott Mingus & Joe Owen: Unceasing Fury: Texans at the Battle of Chickamauga, September 18-20, 1863

June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Co-authors Scott Mingus and Joe Owen will be presenting their new book, Unceasing Fury: Texans at the Battle of Chickamauga, September 18-20, 1863From the first attacks on September 18, 1863, to the final fight on Snodgrass Hill on September 20, Texans played a vital role in the battle of Chickamauga.  Through the exploration of hundreds of personal accounts, memoirs, postwar newspaper articles, diaries, and other primary sources discover what the Texas troops experienced during the second largest battle of the…

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August 2022

Book Talk with Ken Rutherford: America’s Buried History: Landmines in the Civil War

August 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
ACWM – Historic Tredegar, 480 Tredegar St.
Richmond, Virginia 23219 United States

Victim-activated landmines were used on a widespread basis for the first time in the American Civil War. Discover how these "weapons that wait" transitioned from “tools of cowards” to an accepted form of warfare.

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Book Talk with Ken Rutherford: America’s Buried History: Landmines in the Civil War

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
American Civil War Museum – Appomattox, 159 Horseshoe Rd
Appomattox, Virginia 24522 United States

Victim-activated landmines were used on a widespread basis for the first time in the American Civil War. Discover how these “weapons that wait” transitioned from “tools of cowards” to an accepted form of warfare.

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