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, August 18, 2018 - 1:00pm
Location: White House of the Confederacy
Speaker: Michael C. Hardy

Join us as Michael Hardy recounts the tale of North Carolina's Branch-Lane Brigade and their involvement in battles from the Seven Days to Appomattox. Explore their experiences in nearly every major eastern battle, including that infamous day at Chancellorsville when its members mistakenly shot Stonewall Jackson.

Michael C. Hardy is a widely recognized expert and author on the Civil War. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama and was named North Carolina Historian of the Year in 2010. His work has appeared in national magazines, and he blogs regularly at Looking for North Carolina's Civil War. When he is not researching and writing, Michael and his family volunteer as interpreters at several historic sites in western North Carolina and East Tennessee.

Upcoming Programs

Date: September 22, 2018
Speaker: John Reeves
Location: White House of the Confederacy
Book Talk: The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee
Date: October 26, 2018
Speaker: Michael Shaffer
Location: White House of the Confederacy
Book Talk: In Memory of Self and Comrades: Thomas Wallace Colley's Recollections of Civil War Service in the 1st Virginia Cavalry

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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