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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 Matthew Borders & Joseph Stahl: Faces of Union Soldiers at Antietam

August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

The Battle of Antietam, fought near Sharpsburg, Maryland, was the bloodiest day in American history, with more than twenty-three thousand dead, wounded, and missing. Walk the routes of some of the units on the field through the stories of thirty-six individual soldiers who fought on that day. Matthew Borders has an MS in historic preservation. He is a park ranger at Monocacy National Battlefield and is a member of the Save Historic Antietam Foundation and the Frederick County Civil War…

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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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September 2022

Book Talk with Jeffry D. Wert

September 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Spotsylvania, a Union assault beginning at 4:30 A.M. on May 12, 1864, sparked brutal combat that lasted nearly twenty-four hours. The site of the most intense clashes became forever known as the Bloody Angle. Through personal narratives of soldiers—Union and Confederate—delve into Civil War combat at its most difficult.

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