Author returns to Bull Run at Pamplin Park

Pamplin Historical ParkPamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier will welcome eminent Civil War author John J. Hennessy to speak at the Petersburg Civil War Roundtable on Jan. 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Park’s Education Center.

Hennessy’s presentation titled “Return to Bull Run” is based on his recently revised book The First Battle of Manassas: An End to Innocence, July 18-21, 1861. On July 21, 1861, near a Virginia railroad junction twenty-five miles from Washington, DC, the Union and Confederate armies clashed in the first major battle of the Civil War. Hennessy provides a premier tactical account of First Manassas/Bull Run which has already become a classic.

John J. Hennessy is one of the leading Civil War battle historians of his generation and author of the definitive book on the Battle of Second Manassas, Return to Bull Run. He previously served as a ranger at the Manassas battlefield and is currently the chief historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. He lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

The mission of the Petersburg Civil War Roundtable is to serve as a community facilitator for the dissemination and discussion of historical topics related to the Civil War era. This period’s military, social, economic, and political historical relevance is clearly apparent in our present lives. The Roundtable seeks to provide a more thorough understanding of this era and to better inform citizens of today.

The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) meets each month (except June, July, and August) at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm. Annual membership is $40.00. Individuals who are already members of Pamplin Historical Park can become members of PCWRT for $20.00. Non-members can attend for $5.00 each meeting.

About Pamplin Historical Park

One of “Virginia’s Best Places to Visit” according to the Travel Channel, and designated as a National Historic Landmark, Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is a 424-acre Civil War campus located in Dinwiddie County, Virginia offering a combination of high-tech museums and hands-on experiences. The Park has four world-class museums and four antebellum homes. The Park is also the site of The Breakthrough Battlefield of April 2, 1865 and America’s premiere participatory experience, Civil War Adventure Camp. For more information, please call 804-861-2408 or visit www.pamplinpark.org.



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