On December 10, the Scottsdale Civil War Roundtable proudly presents Dr. Peter Carmichael speaking on the “ War for the Common Soldier” at its next meeting to be held at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library Auditorium. Dr. Carmichael will be available to meet members and sign books at 5pm and will speak at 6pm.
How did soldiers on both sides of the Civil War handle the physical and psychological stress of war? Dr. Carmichael, whose recent book, the War for the Common Soldier, explores this topic, speaking on the longest and most violent chapter of the war, “Persevering in Grant's Overland Campaign: How Union Soldiers Coped with Battlefield Trauma.”
Peter Carmichael is Professor of Civil War Studies and Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College and received his doctorate under Gary W Gallagher. He served as Gettysburg National Military Park's first Scholar in Residence and continues to work closely with the National Park Service.
The Scottsdale Civil War Roundtable meets the third Tuesday of every month (except July, July & August – December date changed) at the Scottsdale Civil Center Library Auditorium, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale. Speakers are comprised of well-known Civil War experts from around the country. The group supports battlefield preservation. All are welcome to attend. For more information: www.scottsdalecwrt.org or 480 699 5844
Shelly Dudley, Publicity Director