REGISTRATION FOR JUNE
MEETING IS CLOSED.
June 11 Meeting: The Making, Management and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park
Our June 11 speaker, Jennifer Murray, assistant professor of history at Oklahoma State University, presented a fine program on the history the Gettysburg National Military Park. Prof. Murray took us from fom the immediate aftermath of the battle to the present, through the administration of the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association, the War Department and the National Park Service, to explain the many changes over time and the complexity of preserving and interpreting the historic landscape. Murray is the author of On a Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933-2013.
Officers for 2019-20 Elected at June Meeting
L-R: Brian Wills, Immediate Past President; Tim Whalen, Secretary; Carlton Mullis, First Vice President; Loran Crabtree, At Large; Mary-Elizabeth, Second Vice President; John Dietrichs, President; Robert Woodruff, At Large; Grant Moseley; Not Pictured: Bill Todd and Tom Prior, At Large.
Wilson Greene Winner of 2019 Richard Barksdale Harwell Award
Campaign of Giants Picked as Best Civil War Book of 2018
Gary Barnes, Chairman of the Atlanta Round Table's Richard Barksdale Harwell Award Committee, has announced that A. Wilson Greene has been selected for the 2019 award for the best book on a Civil War subject published in 2018. A Campaign of Giants: The Battle for Petersburg Volume One - From the Crossing of the James to the Crater was published by the University of North Carolina Press. The award will be presented at the Round Table's December meeting.
Greene's book was chosen from the numerous excellent books published in 2018 and reviewed by the Harwell Committee. Joanne Freeman was a finalist for the award for her book The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War.
Go here for more information on our award winner, his book and the Harwell Award.
The Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2020 award. Please see the submission guidelines for details.
The Atlanta Civil War Round Table was organized
in 1949 with the intent purpose to further the serious discussion and study of
the American Civil War.
Atlanta Civil War Round Table