Civil War Authors at Harpers Ferry
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Dennis Frye, author of Harpers Ferry Under Fire: A Border Town in the Civil War and September Suspense: Lincoln’s Union in Peril. Location: Event tent.
Dennis will speak on Harpers Ferry and the 1862 Valley Campaign followed by questions and answers and a book signing. Both of these titles are recently published and give comprehensive information on the Civil War in Harpers Ferry and the Maryland Campaign. Dennis is the Chief Historian at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and author of numerous books and articles on Civil War history.
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Peter Cozzens, Foreign Service Officer at State Department, historian and award-winning author of sixteen books including Shenandoah 1862, Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign, and Battlefields of the Civil War: The Battles that Shaped America will be on hand to chat informally with visitors and sign books. Location: Event tent.
In Shenandoah 1862, the author gives equal attention to both Union and Confederate perspectives on the Shenandoah Valley Campaign. He has some interesting descriptions of the Federal occupation of local Valley towns. Battlefields features 26 key Civil War battles and ten removable maps.
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Jonathan Noyalas, author of Stonewall Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign, War Comes to the Homefront and "My Will is Absolute Law" A Biography of Union General H. Milroy will present a talk “Like a Wind from the Mountain”: The Meaning of Jackson’s Valley Campaign followed by questions and answers and a book signing. Location: Event tent.
Jonathan, the author or editor of eight books, is assistant professor of history and director of the Center for Civil War History at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Virginia. He is active in battlefield preservation and Civil War education in the Shenandoah Valley.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Dennis Frye, author of Harpers Ferry Under Fire: A Border Town in the Civil War and September Suspense: Lincoln’s Union in Peril Location: Event tent.
Dennis will speak on Harpers Ferry and the 1862 Valley Campaign followed by questions and answers and a book signing. Location: Event tent.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Joe LaFleur, author of Better Birdwatching in Virginia & West Virginia—a DVD Field Guide, will provide a free audiovisual program about common resident and breeding birds. The program will help you identify birds by sight and sound and will also review preferred habitats where each species is likely to be encountered. The talk will be followed by a guided bird walk. Joe LaFleur holds degrees in wildlife biology and communications and is the author of Better Birdwatching, a series of DVDs about birds of North America. He has been collecting video and sounds of birds for 20 years and lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia.
Location: Allies for Freedom, second floor of John Brown Museum.