Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Historian to give perspectives on Civil War

J. Michael Miller, a Civil War historian, is presenting a free lecture entitled Ken Burns and Fauquier County at the Crossroads: Sesquicentennial Perspectives on “The Civil War” at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12, in the John Barton Payne Building, Warrenton.

Mr. Miller will show and discuss portions of Ken Burns' documentary The Civil War, focusing on the issues of slavery and states’ rights during the free lecture. Tickets are required for admittance, and up to four tickets may be issued per requestor. Call (540) 422-8500, ext. 6862, for more information or to request tickets.

Mr. Miller is the author of Even to Hell Itself, the North Anna River Campaign, May 1864. He also helped with the preservation of the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park in Prince William County and the North Anna Battlefield in Hanover County.

The lecture is part of a series presented to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. It also highlights the library’s We the People collection of books and other items for children, teens, and adults donated by the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association.

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