November 12, 2011: Gallagher and Carmichael at Years of Anguish II: A Nation Goes to War

Years of Anguish II: A Nation Goes to War, is set for Saturday November 12 at Dodd Auditorium on the University of Mary Washington Campus. The program will begin at 1 and conclude at 5, with a book signing and reception to follow.  The program is free. 

Following on our wildly successful inaugural entry of Years of Anguish, November’s program will again look at the war through a national, state, and local lens. The

Dr. Gary Gallagher

program will feature Dr. Gary Gallagher of the University of Virginia and Dr. Peter Carmichael of Gettysburg College. Dr. Gallagher will present, “Devoted to Union,” a look at how many Americans opted to embrace war rather than see the work of the founding fathers destroyed by secession. Dr. Carmichael will look at Virginias’ descent into war–specifically how the generation of 1861 understood the war and why they fought. John Hennessy will sandwich between the two to look at how the Fredericksburg region reacted to and mobilized for war.

Dr. Peter Carmichael

As before, Dr. Jeff McClurken of the University of Mary Washington will moderate. This program is sponsored by the Fredericksburg Area Museum and the University of Mary Washington.  Pre-registration is requested; go to famcc.org. 

We look forward to seeing you there.

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About John Hennessy

John Hennessy is the Chief Historian (Chief of Interpretation) at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
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