June 7, 2023

“Years of Anguish” Civil War Program

The second program in the Years of Anguish Sesquicentennial speakers’ forum will take place on Saturday, November 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. The forum, held in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium, will feature acclaimed historians Gary Gallagher and Peter Carmichael. Jeff McClurken, associate professor of history, will moderate.

Peter Carmichael

The Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, the National Park Service and the University of Mary Washington are sponsoring the program, which is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the presentations in the Dodd Auditorium Foyer.

Gary Gallagher

Gary Gallagher, the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia, will present the lecture, “Devoted to Union.”

Peter Carmichael, director of the Civil War Institute and Robert C. Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies at Gettysburg College, will explore how the generation of 1861 understood the war and why they fought.

Pre-registration is not required, but is requested.  Register on-line at www.famcc.org, or 540-371-3037 ext. 400.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.