Dr. James Robertson
I have more exciting news about plans for the Battle of Cedar Mountain 150th Weekends August 3-5, 9-12, 2012. Dr. James Robertson, author and retired Virginia Tech history professor, will be here! Dr. Robertson is a legend and one of the most distinguished names in Civil War history. A nationally acclaimed teacher and lecturer, he has written or edited two dozen books on the Civil War era. His award-winning biography of “Stonewall” Jackson was hailed as “a book every student of the war should read and every chronicler should emulate.”
In addition, he penned the definitive biography General A. P. Hill, The Story of a Confederate Warrior. There is no scholar more imminently qualified to discuss the personality conflict between Hill and Jackson that began during the Cedar Mountain campaign than Dr. Robertson. So make plans now so you can have a front row seat to hear him elaborate on the hearts and souls of these two talented generals whose every encounter caused sparks to fly. Yet they cooperated on the battlefield to bring Confederate victories.
Dr. Robertson will be one of our honored guests at the “World Premiere” reception prior to the “World Première” performance of Marching Through Culpeper at Eastern View High School on Friday, August 3, 2012. Then on Saturday, August 4th, he will speak at a luncheon and decipher the Hill-Jackson conflict. He will also sign copies of his latest book published by National Geographic, The Untold Civil War: Exploring the Human Side of War. You will surely want to add a signed copy of this collector’s item to your library.
And I am happy to tell you that plans for the Marching Through Culpeper stage production are moving forward. I invite you to visit our new website www.marchingthroughculpeperonstage.com. We will soon be posting on our blog and making exciting announcements, so stay tuned!