For those of you who just came out of a coma - we are in the first week of the Civil War Sesquicentennial - and that will be the focus on this week's Midrats, but with a narrow-beam on the Navy - United States & Confederate States - story. This Sunday, April 17th from 5-6pm is the place for Civil War buffs.
This upcoming week on Saturday, April 23, 2011 between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., the United States Navy Memorial in DC is holding a symposium to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command will co-host the event, highlighting the U.S. Navy’s role in, and contributions to, the outcome of the war. Two of the speakers will be out guests this week.
Our guest for the first hour is author, lecturer, and Civil War expert William Connery.
For the second half of the show we will have Matthew Eng, the Deputy Director of Education for Hampton Roads Naval Museum. Matt is a 2006 graduate of James Madison University with a B.A. in History, as well as a M.A. in History from Old Dominion University (focus on naval and maritime history). His research and writing focuses on the Civil War, U.S. Navy propaganda, and the role of African-Americans in the Navy.
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