‘Guerrilla Hunters’ author speaks at Pamplin Park on May 2
Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier explores irregular warfare with this month’s guest speaker Barton Meyers, Associate Professor of History at Washington and Lee University as he talks about “The Guerrilla Hunters” on May 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Myers completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in History at the University of Georgia and was the Miller Postdoctoral Fellow in Military History 2009-10 at Cornell. Myers is the author of the award-winning Executing Daniel Bright: Race, Loyalty, and Guerrilla Violence in a Coastal Carolina Community, 1861-1865, Rebels against the Confederacy: North Carolina’s Unionists and The Guerrilla Hunters: Irregular Conflicts during the American Civil War.
Professor Myers has taught at Cornell University, the University of Georgia, and Texas Tech University, and before becoming a professor, served as a public historian with the National Park Service at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park where he led tours of some of America’s most historic battlefields. Currently, he teaches a number of popular American military history and public history courses including his intensive battlefield travel course “The Art of Command during the American Civil War.” He is also a past nominee for the Rising Star Faculty Award given by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
Dr. Myers is a recipient of prestigious grants and fellowships from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Marine Corps Historical Center, the Filson Historical Society, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History. His work has been featured in the national media, including the Los Angeles Times, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Smerconish.com, Sirius XM’s “The Michael Smerconish Program”, CSPAN’s “American History TV”, National Public Radio’s Virginia Insight, and the Civil War Monitor.
The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of 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. Call (804) 861-2408 for more information.