Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Civil War’s impact on area examined

Fauquier County Public Library is hosting a lecture entitled War’s Savage Heel on Warrenton and Fauquier County presented by Robert K. Krick, Retired Chief Historian, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, at 7 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the John Barton Payne Building, Warrenton, VA.

The program is the second in a series of lectures related to Ken Burns’ documentary The Civil War being presented by the library as part of its Civil War sesquicentennial observance. The lecture is free, but tickets are required for admittance. Call (540) 422-8500, ext. 6862, to request tickets or for more information. Only four tickets per requestor will be issued.

Mr. Krick grew up in northern California, but has lived and worked on East Coast battlefields for more than four decades. He was Chief Historian of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park for 30 years, and is the author of 18 books and more than 200 published articles.

His Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain (University of North Carolina Press, 1990) won three national awards, including the Douglas Southall Freeman Prize for Best Book in Southern History. His Conquering the Valley: Stonewall Jackson at Port Republic (William Morrow & Co., 1996) was a main selection of the History Book Club and a selection of the Book of the Month Club. His latest book, from the University of Alabama Press (2007), is Civil War Weather in Virginia.

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