Any army marching tonight must be made up of a damned set of fools…” The Battle of Philippi, (West) Virginia – June 3, 1861: Speaker is Jon-Erik Gilot
Mr. Gilot's talk focuses on the issues facing Virginia on the eve of the Civil War, how Virginians responded to the secession crisis and the personalities involved in the first land battle of the Civil War. He is the Director of Archives & Records, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and a contributing editor to the Emerging Civil War series of publications.
Light refreshments served. Registration not required. Free and open to the public. 2nd Saturday Lecture Series made possible by the Massey Charitable Trust.