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, March 24, 2018 - 1:00pm
Location: White House of the Confederacy
Speaker: Ryan Quint

Discover why the fighting at Monocacy became known as the "Battle that Saved Washington" as Ryan Quint uncovers the story of how outnumbered U.S. soldiers under the command of Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace faced off against Lt. Gen. Jubal Early’s Confederates as they threatened the capital.

Upcoming Programs

Date: April 6, 2018
Speaker: Dan Davis
Location: White House of the Confederacy
Explore the largest cavalry battle ever fought on the North American continent, featuring a veritable who’s-who of cavalry all-stars in the East.

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.

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