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, October 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
Location: White House and Museum of the Confederacy
Speaker: Doug Crenshaw

During battle at a place called Seven Pines, an artillery shell wounded Confederate commander Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. His replacement, Gen. Robert E. Lee, stabilized the army and vowed, “Richmond must not be given up!" Join author Doug Crenshaw for this talk exploring the birth of the Army of Northern Virginia during the Seven Days Battles.   

Upcoming Programs

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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