Dr. Peter S. Carmichael will speak at a special luncheon during the Park’s Breakthrough Battle Anniversary Weekend on March 30th at noon. Carmichael will discuss his latest book and share some of his research on the Petersburg Campaign. Attendees will have an opportunity to read and raise questions about some of the sources he utilized for his new book The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies.
Reservations for this author luncheon are required and can be made by calling (804) 861-2408. A registration fee of $45.00 includes the luncheon lecture, boxed lunch and a copy of Carmichael’s new book The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies. An assortment of box lunch selection options include; The Italian Sandwich, Turkey Sandwich, Ham and Swiss Sandwich, Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich or a Caesar Salad. Luncheon attendees are invited to explore the Park afterwards, with their included regular daily Park admission.
Dr. Peter S. Carmichael is the Fluhrer Professor of History and the Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. He completed his doctorate at Penn State University and then went on to teach at Western Carolina University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and West Virginia University. Carmichael is the author of seven books including The Last Generation: Young Virginians in Peace, War, and Reunion, which was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2005.