Civil War Roundtable of Augusta, Georgia

2019 Speakers

JANUARY 21, 2019 BRIAN JORDAN, PhD, Professor of History, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, and author of Pulitzer Prize-nominated "Marching Home: Union Veterans and their Unending Civil War." presents on "The Battle of South Mountain."


MARCH 18, 2019 DON DOYLE, PhD, McCausland Professor of History, University of South Carolina, presents from his book, "The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War." focusing on "How the Civil War Changed the World."


MAY 20, 2019 A. WILSON GREEN, retired Executive Director of Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg, VA, presents from his latest book, "A Campaign of Giants: The Battle for Petersburg," focusing on "A Perfect Hell of Blood: The Battle of the Crater."


JULY 15, 2019 CARY MOCK, PhD, climatologist and professor in the Department of Geography, University of South Carolina, Columbia, presents on "Weather and the Civil War: An Overview," spotlighting records from period Navy logs.


SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 MATTHEW BOROWICK, Associate Vice President for Alumni and Government Relations at Seton Hall University and columnist for Civil War News, presents on "How Northern Financial Decisions Won the Civil War."


NOVEMBER 18, 2019 PHILIP GERARD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Creative Writing, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, presents on "Battle of the Bands - The Soundtrack of the Civil War," featuring live performances of period music.

2018 Speakers

2018 PROGRAMS

 

JANUARY 15       JOHN SEXTON, Palm Beach, Florida, nationally recognized and former appraiser for PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” presents on “How to Know What It’s Worth.”

 

FEBRUARY 19    PAUL QUIGLEY, History Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, presents on “The Confederacy’s European Problem”…Those Russians!

 

MARCH 19    Dr. JOHN M. COSKI, Historian, The American Civil War Museum, Richmond, Virginia, presents on “The Confederate Battle Flag.”

 

APRIL  16    GEORGE C. RABLE, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, presents on “God as General: Was There a Religious History of the American Civil War?” based on his book “God’s Almost Chosen People: A Rebellious History of the American Civil War.”

 

MAY    21   Dr. EDWARD HIGHTOWER, Professor, Clark Atlanta University, presents on “The Reconstruction Period.”

 

JUNE 18     BUDDY S. SULLIVAN, Historian and Author, Darien, Georgia, presents on “The Burning of Darien.”

 

JULY   16   Dr. WAYNE WEI-SIANG HSIEH, co-author with Williamson Murray, of “A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War”, which James McPherson describes as “a military narrative that goes well beyond anything else in literature.

 

AUGUST  20   RON CODDINGTON, Arlington, Virginia, author of books on Civil War photography and publisher of Military Images magazine, presents on “Cardomania! How the Carte de Viste Became the Facebook of the 1860s.”

 

SEPTEMBER    17   BRIAN JORDAN, Professor of History, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, and author of “Marching Home: Union Veterans and their Unending Civil War,” presents on “The Battle of South Mountain.”

 

OCTOBER   15    JAMES I. “BUD” ROBERTSON, Richmond, Virginia, Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech and author of numerous Civil War books presents on "Robert E. Lee and the Quest for Peace."  

 

NOVEMBER   19   PHILIP GERARD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Creative Writing, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, presents on “Sherman’s Last March.”

 

2017 Speakers

2017 PROGRAMS

JANUARY 16 BOB YOUNG, retired journalist, historian and author, discusses the brutal murder of a

freedwoman in Taliaferro County during Reconstruction, which is the basis for his forthcoming book,

“Hand of the Wicked”.

FEBRUARY 20 LEN RIEDEL, executive director of the Blue and Gray Education Society presents on

Civil War Battlefield Tours. A retired Air Force officer, he is the architect of the BGES’ programming and

of considerable preservation accomplishments.

MARCH 20 ED BEARSS, an evening with the National Park Service Chief Historian Emeritus and

nationally recognized battlefield guide. Ed has been nominated for a Congressional Gold Medal in

recognition of his contributions to preservation of American Civil War history.

APRIL 17 VINCE DOOLEY board member of the Civil War Trust, presents on his new Civil War book

Leading From the Front”. Coach Dooley is former Head Football Coach and Athletic Director at the

University of Georgia and a former Marine.

MAY 15 CANDICE SHY HOOPER, author, presents on her book: “Lincoln’s General’s Wives:

Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War for Better and Worse.” A former press secretary to U. S. Rep.

Charlie Wilson (movie: Charlie Wilson’s War), she has appeared on CSPAN and has been reviewed in the

New York Times.

JUNE 19 GERALD PROKOPOWICZ, Chair of the History Department, East Carolina University in

Greenville, N. C. presents on his book, “Did Lincoln Own Slaves And Other Frequently Asked Questions

About Abraham Lincoln

JULY 17 MATTHEW BOROWICK, Associate Vice President for Alumni and Government

Relations at Seton Hall University and columnist for Civil War News, presents on the “Court Martial of

Fitz John Porter,” who after the Battle of Second Manassas was blamed for the Union defeat

AUGUST 21 BRIAN JORDAN, Assistant Professor of History at Sam Houston State University. Dr.

Jordan is the author of “Marching Home: Union Veterans and their Unending Civil War,” a narrative

history of the men who won the war but could not bear the peace. The book was a finalist for the 2016

Pulitzer Prize in History and won the George Washington Egleston Prize for best U. S. history dissertation

at Yale.

SEPTEMBER 18 JAMES I. “BUD” ROBERTSON, often seen on CSPAN, Dr. Robertson is Alumni

Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech and author of Stonewall Jackson: The Man, The

Soldier, The Legend”, the basis for the movie Gods and Generals. He is the recipient of every major

award given in the Civil War field, a lecturer of national acclaim and a collaborator with National

Geographic on Civil War publications.

OCTOBER 16 JACK DAVIS, professor of history at Virginia Tech and Director of Programs at that

school's Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, returns to present on "Love Amid the Ruins: The Romance

of Nannie Radford and General Gabriel Wharton, CSA." A master storyteller, Dr. Davis has authored or

edited more than 40 nationally acclaimed Civil War books.

NOVEMBER 20 ROBERT E. BONNER, Chair of the Department of History at Dartmouth College,

presents on a biographical study of Confederate Vice-President Alexander H. Stephens titled: “Master of

Lost Causes.”

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