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
discussing Lew Wallace's actions at in February
following Beemer's presentation, Roger Adams will present "Tarnished
Stars: Lew Wallace and the Defense of Cincinnati, September 1862." Fort
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 Adams
serves 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.