Commemorating 1864 means, among other things, commemorating and remembering the battle of the Crater. As you might imagine the highlight for me will be the opportunity to speak in Petersburg on the anniversary of the battle itself on July 30. Beyond that I wanted to take a minute to share where I will be discussing the Crater in the next few months both here in Boston and elsewhere.
- January 10: Book Signing and Talk, “Remembering the Battle of the Crater,” North Shore CWRT/G.A.R. Hall, Lynn, MA. [Note: I featured the G.A.R. Hall, where this talk will be held, in my top 10 Boston sites in the most recent issue of The Civil War Monitor.
- February 7: “Lincoln, Race, and the Battle of the Crater,” Boston Union Club, Boston, MA.
- February 9: Book Signing and Talk, “Remembering the Battle of the Crater,” Sons of Union Veterans, Concord, MA.
- February 17: Book Signing and Talk, “Remembering the Battle of the Crater,” University of North Carolina at Pembroke/Workshop with area teachers on digital literacy and the myth of the black Confederate soldier.
- March 15: Confederates Assess the Battle of the Crater, Longwood University, Civil War Seminar, Longwood, VA.
My calendar is quickly filling up, but I am still open to additional speaking engagements as long as they don’t conflict with my teaching responsibilities. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.