Visiting Scholars: 2018
The Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides (ALBG) invites you to join us on April 20, 2018 for our Visiting Scholar’s Banquet, which will be held in the Abigail Adams Ballroom at the historic Dobbin House Tavern, 89 Steinwehr Avenue, from 6-9 PM. There will be a cash bar and a delicious buffet dinner.
Our 2018 Visiting Scholar will be Dr. Carol Reardon, an American military historian with a concentration in Civil War and Vietnam eras. Dr. Reardon recently retired from teaching at Penn State University. She is the author of numerous books, studies and articles in her area of expertise.
Dr. Reardon’s talk is titled “Let whoever desires to enjoy a treat…try a trip to Gettysburg.” John Watts DePeyster, a senior New York militia officer and frequent contributor to THE ARMY AND NAVY JOURNAL, clearly believed himself to be the premier American military theorist and historian of the Civil War Era. In 1867, he issued the invitation in the title of this talk to journal readers who he assumed would struggle to understand the fine details he presented in his recent columns on the Battle of Oak Ridge (July 1) and the Battle of Gettysburg (July 2-4). He had reason to be concerned. Indeed, his essays should remind us frequently of our obligation to adhere strictly to the intellectual rigor of the historical method. Dr. Reardon’s talk will center on DePeyster’s largely forgotten analysis — the good, the bad, and the decidedly ugly — of the Battle of Gettysburg.
The ALBG will provide the majority of the cost of this evening’s event. The cost to you is only $10 per person. Space is limited and we will accept reservations until the room’s capacity is reached. Please join us for an evening of good food, fellowship and an interesting presentation by Dr. Reardon.
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