For our August Meeting we host Robert E. L. Krick:
Meeting time: 7:30 PM, August 14, 2012.
Location: Thomas Balch Library, 208 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia.
Topic: The Seven Days Campaign and the Rise of Robert E. Lee
About our speaker:
Mr. Krick has lived or worked on Civil War battlefields almost continuously since 1972. He grew up on the Chancellorsville battlefield near Fredericksburg, and graduated from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg with a bachelor’s degree in history. He is the son of the famous historian/writer Robert Krick who is a recognized authority on the Army of Northern VA and was the chief historian at Fredericksburg for more than 30 years. He is an exceptional historian, speaker and tour guide in his own right and has worked in various historical capacities at several national battlefield parks, including Custer Battlefield in Montana, Manassas Battlefield, and Richmond National Battlefield Park. Mr. Krick is widely published on various Civil War topics. His first book was a unit history (The Fortieth Virginia Infantry). In 2003, the University of North Carolina Press published his biographical register of the Army of Northern Virginia’s staff officers (Staff Officers in Gray). Among his many published essays is one that examines the importance of the far Confederate left flank at Sharpsburg. He presently is working on an in-depth study of R. E. Lee’s first victory during the Civil War, the Battle of Gaines’s Mill.