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Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.

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Lecture series

Folks, don’t miss out on the historical lecture series coming Nov. 5. The two they’ve had so far have been getting good reviews, according to county staff. Here’s the press release on the latest:

Esteemed author Robert K. Krick will continue the Spotsylvania County Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s ongoing series of free historical lectures on November 5, 2007 at 7:00 PM, in the Spotsylvania Middle School Auditorium, 8801 Courthouse Road.   He will talk about the role of civilians during the Civil War.  The lectures in the series are open to all, but seating may be limited. 

Robert K. Krick grew up in northern California. He has lived and worked on east coast battlefields for nearly four decades. For thirty years he was Chief Historian of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park.

Krick is the award-winning author of numerous books and published articles. His “Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain” won three national awards, including the Douglas Southall Freeman Prize for Best Book in Southern History. Krick’s “Conquering the Valley: Stonewall Jackson at Port Republic” was a main selection of the History Book Club and a selection of the Book of the Month Club. His latest book, from Louisiana State University Press, is “The Smoothbore Volley That Doomed the Confederacy: The Death of Stonewall Jackson and Other Chapters on the Army of Northern Virginia.”  Among his other accomplishments, between 2003 and 2006, Krick served as a consultant during development of the National Museum of the Marine Corps, now open in Quantico, Virginia.

For further information on the Spotsylvania Historical Lecture Series, contact the Spotsylvania Department of Economic Development and Tourism at 540-507-7210.