Tomorrow afternoon Gary Gallagher will deliver a lecture on his home turf of the University of Virginia on the state of Civil War history. As you can see by the title of his talk, this promises to be an entertaining lecture and one that has the potential to ruffle a few feathers.
For some of you this talk is a reminder of the essay that Gallagher co-authored with Katy Meier in the December 2014 issue of The Journal of the Civil War Era on the state of Civil War military history. It is unclear whether Gallagher will simply present a version of that essay or whether he will take the opportunity to address the many responses that the essay generated.
This is one of those days when I wish I still lived in Charlottesville. The good news is that the Nau Center plans to record and post the lecture for those of us who are unable to attend. Looking forward to it.