A plug for our Civil War Roundtable, meeting tonight at the old Loudoun County Courthouse. Our speaker this evening is Edwin C. Bearss and the topic is the Battle of Wilson’s Creek.
Yes, I know we are about a month off of the proper “sesquicentennial” schedule. But Mr. Bearss is a busy guy (he’s not retired, just moved his office out to the field!). Most readers recognize Bearss as a favorite (no THE favorite) on the Civil War tour and lecture circuits. What makes this presentation a bit more interesting is Bearss connection to the battlefield. Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield is a “centennial” site – formed in 1960. Bearss was on the team that established that battlefield, particularly the interpretation and presentation. Research done in that direction formed the basis for his book on the battle.
So if you are around Leesburg this evening, please stop by the old Court House (at 18 Market Street downtown). I’d recommend you stop in early to get a seat, as this one is sure to draw a crowd!