Free public lecture: "The War for the Common Soldier"

January 24, 2019 @ 6:30PM — 7:30PM

A public lecture by Dr. Peter S. Carmichael, director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, on his new book, "The War for the Common Soldier."

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Join us for a free public lecture on "The War for the Common Soldier"

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As part of the Loudoun Museum's reopening weekend, join us for an engaging lecture by Dr. Peter S. Carmichael, director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College.

How did Civil War soldiers endure the brutal and unpredictable existence of army life during the conflict? This question is at the heart of Peter S. Carmichael's sweeping new study of men at war.

Based on close examination of the letters and records left behind by individual soldiers from both the North and the South, Carmichael explores the totality of the Civil War experience--the marching, the fighting, the boredom, the idealism, the exhaustion, the punishments, and the frustrations of being away from families who often faced their own dire circumstances.

The lecture will accompany the opening of the Museum's new exhibit, "Caught in the Maelstrom of Civil War: Loudoun County Divided." Join us for a preview of the exhibit from 5 to 6 p.m.!

NOTE: Attendance limited; please register to guarantee your seat.

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