"The Battle of Chancellorsville: Last Days of Stonewall Jackson"
A special Civil War program will be presented at 7 PM on Mon., May 13, 2013, at the Kingsport Renaissance Center in Kingsport, TN. Sponsored by the Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table, the program will be presented by Frank A. O'Reilly, Civil War Historian for Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
Frank A. O'Reilly graduated in 1987 with a B.A. in American History from Washington & Lee University. He worked for the "Stonewall" Jackson House in Lexington, and even guest lectured at Washington & Lee on Civil War topics while still an undergraduate. He joined the National Park Service in 1987 as a temporary historian at the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, and later took a fulltime position at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. He returned to Fredericksburg in 1990 to fill the permanent historian's position at the "Stonewall" Jackson Shrine. He has also served as an historical consultant for the City of Fredericksburg and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Planning Commission. He has written numerous articles on the war in Virginia, and introductions to several books, including Phil Sheridan's memoirs, the History of the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry, and the 155th Pennsylvania's Under the Maltese Cross. He released a book on the Fredericksburg Campaign titled, Stonewall Jackson at Fredericksburg, in 1993, and contributed several pieces to James M. McPherson's Atlas of the Civil War; Civil War Regiments; Civil War, and America's Civil War publication. He has made appearances in several video documentaries, including Civil War Journal. His book, The Fredericksburg Campaign: Winter War on the Rappahannock, was released by LSU Press in December, 2002, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and has won the Capital District (Albany, NY) 2002 Book Award. His latest book, The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson, has been released recently.
For further information about the program, contact Wayne Strong at (423) 323-2306.