Wednesday, May 2, 2007

William C. Davis

William C. Davis is a prolific author. He has written more than twenty books on the Civil War, including a highly-regarded biography of Jefferson Davis and a really fine political history of the Confederacy. Eight years ago, he turned his attention to the Union army and the sixteenth president. Drawing on the letters in more than 600 manuscript collections, Lincoln’s Men: How President Lincoln Became Father to an Army set a high standard for historical scholarship.

Professor Davis will be speaking at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia tomorrow (May 3, 2007) at 7:30 pm. His talk will focus on Abraham Lincoln and the Union soldiers.

His talk is part of third annual symposium of The Lincoln Society of Virginia, a group founded to “commemorate and disseminate information about Lincoln family connections in the Shenandoah Valley, to protect and preserve Lincoln landmarks in the Shenandoah Valley, including Lincoln homes and the Lincoln cemetery and to interpret the sixteenth president, his life, work and legacy, particularly in Virginia.”

For more information about the Society or the symposium, contact Elaine Dellinger, c/o Bridgewater College, 402 E. College St., Bridgewater, VA. 22812. The phone number is (540) 828-5620 and the e-mail address is

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