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

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 12:00pm
Location: White House and Museum of the Confederacy
Speaker: Michael J. McCarthy

Confederate General Thomas Munford called the Battle of Five Forks “the mortal blow which caused the Southern Confederacy to perish forever.” In many ways, the battle marked the beginning of the end of the American Civil War – and destroyed the careers and reputations of two generals. Join author Michael J. McCarthy as he explores this decisive Union victory and its aftermath.

Upcoming Programs

Date: June 10, 2017
Speaker: Gene Barr
Location: White House and Museum of the Confederacy
He was an Army captain, fighting in some of the war’s worst battles. Her father adamantly opposed the fighting. How did the War impact their relationship?

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.