Book Talks

Throughout the year, the museum hosts authors who discuss their latest works. Learn more about the American Civil War and its legacies while engaging with authors in Q&A. 

Time: Generally at 12:00 or 1:00 pm.
Date: Generally on Friday or Saturday afternoons.
Location: Varies.
Cost: Generally, book talks are included with Museum admission.

Next Program

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 1:00pm
Location: White House and Museum of the Confederacy
Speaker: Gene Barr

Joshua Moore was an Irish immigrant. Jennie Lindsay was the daughter of an Illinois senator. He was a captain in the 17th Illinois Volunteers. She was the daughter of an ardent Copperhead. Despite these circumstances, they fell in love and corresponded for three years. Through their letters, author Gene Barr crafts an intimate look at their relationship against the backdrop of war.

Upcoming Programs

Date: August 25, 2017
Speaker: Robert M. Dunkerly
Location: White House and Museum of the Confederacy
The many confusing and chaotic twists and turns of often-overlooked events from the Confederate surrenders are uncovered.

Past Topics

Speaker: James Morgan
Delve into the disaster at the battles of Ball’s Bluff and Edwards Ferry as author James Morgan recounts how the battled wrecked a general’s career and led to the death of one of President Lincoln’s good friends.
Speaker: William C. Davis
Davis will discuss how his book peels back the myths Velasquez herself created to reveal a startling and even more implausible reality.
Speaker: William J. Miller
Author William J. Miller will explore the details of the overlooked cavalry action that influenced the balance of the Valley Campaign of 1864 and pitted two ambitious friends against each other.