The last installment of the 2012 Civil War Lecture Series is scheduled for Thursday, October 18 at the Crawfordsville District Public Library. We will have two lectures that evening, beginning at 7pm.
Chuck Beemer will present “Breakfast at
Fort Donelson,” discussing Lew Wallace’s actions at in February 1862. Immediately following Beemer’s presentation, Roger Adams will present “Tarnished Stars: Lew Wallace and the Defense of Cincinnati, September 1862.” Fort Donelson
Chuck Beemer was born and raised in Crawfordsville and holds a MA from the
University of and a JD from the Wisconsin . He recently finished a manuscript, “My Greatest Quarrel with Fortune: Major General Lew Wallace in the West, 1861-1862.” He is the Vice President of the Western North Carolina Civil War Roundtable and serves on the Wallace Scholars Advisory Board to the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum. University of North Carolina
Roger Adams is associate professor of library science and curator of rare books & special collections at Kansas State University Libraries. He is from
. Growing up near the earthwork fortifications built in 1862 for the defense of Kenton Hills, Kentucky led to a life-long fascination with Wallace. Cincinnati Adamsserves on the Board of the Lew Wallace Study Preservation Society and owns a large collection of Ben-Hur and other Wallace books.
Come out to this free event and benefit from the expertise of these two scholars. We’d love it if you would RSVP at (765)362-5769 or [email protected].