The Sunken Road
Peter Carmichael will be our speaker on Monday September 13, 2021 at Brock's Riverside Grill. His topic will be "The War for the Common Soldier."
Peter Carmichael is the Robert C. Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies at Gettysburg College. He obtained his PhD. from Penn State University while under Dr. Gary Gallagher. He worked for the National Park Service, and became Gettysburg National Military Park's first Scholar-in-Residence in 1999.
Carmichael’s most recent book, The War for the Common Soldier, was published by University of North Carolina Press in November 2018 as part of the Littlefield History of the Civil War Era series. The culmination of nearly ten years' work, this cultural history of soldiering in Civil War armies explores how soldiers endured the brutal and unpredictable existence of army life during the war years, drawing heavily on close examination of the letters and records left behind by individual soldiers from both the North and the South.
Our speaker lineup for 2021 is now available HERE
Virginians: Speak Out
Ask Your State Legislators to Help Support Battlefield Preservation!!! Attached is a link to how you can help the efforts to get Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain State Park by contacting your legislators.
Geoff White Music
Geoff White is from Blowing Rock North Carolina. He has played the fiddle all his life, and has performed in pubs, bars, restaurants, concert halls, and battlefields all across the east coast. Geoff was a member of the bluegrass group Sugar Run for several years. He currently lives in Roanoke. He earned a degree in History from Radford University in 2002.
Here is the link for the Youtube version, complete with my watermark and opening titles. I ask that you use this version. And please do use it! I'm happy to see so many people getting enjoyment and education from this program.
Thank you so much for your interest and support. Best regards, Geoff