Shenan­doah topic of round­table at Pam­plin

The Progress-Index Weekend - - LOCAL -

PETERS­BURG — Pam­plin His­tor­i­cal Park & The Na­tional Mu­seum of the Civil War Soldier will wel­come Jonathan Noy­alas, Di­rec­tor of the McCormick Civil War In­sti­tute at Shenan­doah Univer­sity to speak at the Peters­burg Civil War Round­table on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Park’s Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter. Noy­alas’s pre­sen­ta­tion is ti­tled “That Woman was Worth a Whole Brigade: Rebecca Wright, Tom Laws, and the Be­gin­ning of Sheri­dan’s 1864 Shenan­doah Cam­paign.”

Noy­alas is the au­thor or editor of eleven books on Civil War-era his­tory, in­clud­ing “Civil War Legacy in the Shenan­doah: Re­mem­brance, Re­u­nion and Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion.” He is the au­thor of more than 100 ar­ti­cles, es­says, book chap­ters, and re­views which have ap­peared in a va­ri­ety of schol­arly and pop­u­lar pub­li­ca­tions, in­clud­ing Civil War His­tory, Amer­ica’s Civil War, Civil War Times, Blue & Gray, Hal­lowed Ground, and Civil War News.

He is the re­cip­i­ent of numer­ous awards for his schol­ar­ship, teach­ing, and ser­vice, in­clud­ing Shenan­doah Univer­sity’s Young Ca­reer Alumni Achieve­ment Award in Oc­to­ber 2004 and most re­cently, the high­est honor be­stowed upon a pro­fes­sor at a pri­vate or pub­lic univer­sity or col­lege in Vir­ginia, the State Coun­cil for Higher Ed­u­ca­tion in Vir­ginia’s Out­stand­ing Fac­ulty Award in Fe­bru­ary 2016.

The Peters­burg Civil War Round­table, PCWRT, meets each month (ex­cept June, July, and Au­gust) at Pam­plin His­tor­i­cal Park and the Na­tional Mu­seum of the Civil War Soldier’s Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter from 7-8 p.m. An­nual mem­ber­ship is $40. In­di­vid­u­als who are al­ready mem­bers of Pam­plin His­tor­i­cal Park can be­come mem­bers of PCWRT for $2. Non-mem­bers can at­tend for $5 each meet­ing. A lim­ited time Round­table life­time mem­ber­ship is also avail­able at $100.

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