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, August 25, 2017 - 12:00pm
Location: White House and Museum of the Confederacy
Speaker: Robert M. Dunkerly

Robert M. Dunkerly will bring to light little-known facts as he uncovers the many confusing and chaotic twists and turns of often-overlooked events from the surrender at Appomattox through those following at Greensboro, Citronelle, and the Trans-Mississippi.


Upcoming Programs

Date: September 22, 2017
Speaker: Jeffery Hunt
Location: White House and Museum of the Confederacy
This talk will shed new light on the often overlooked period sandwiched between the traditional ending of the Gettysburg Campaign and the arrival of U. S. Grant.
Date: October 21, 2017
Speaker: Doug Crenshaw
Location: White House and Museum of the Confederacy
Join author Doug Crenshaw for this talk exploring the birth of the Army of Northern Virginia during the Seven Days Battles.
Date: November 3, 2017
Speaker: Ann Marie Ackerman
Location: White House and Museum of the Confederacy
What do forensic ballistics, Robert E. Lee, and a German assassin have in common? Find out at this lecture.

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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