Tuesday, March 17, 2015

History Talk: Val Dunham

Author Val Dunham, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the College of Science at Coastal Carolina University, gives this month's History Talk. The talk centers around Allegany to Appomattox: The Life and Letters of Private William Whitlock of the 188th New York Volunteers, a book based on the letters of a Union soldier during the Civil War. 

This talk takes place on Tuesday, Mar. 24 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Horry County Archives Center.

From the publisher's book description:
On September 7, 1864, William Whitlock, aged thirty-five, left his wife and four children in Allegany, New York, to join the Union army in battle. More than 100 years later, his unpublished letters to his wife were found in the attic of a family home. These letters serve as the foundation for Allegany to Appomattox, giving readers a vivid glimpse into the environment and political atmosphere that surrounded the Civil War from the perspective of a northern farmer and lumberman.
This event is brought to you by the Horry County Archives Center, as part of the center's History Talk series. The Horry County Archives Center is located on the second floor of Kimbel Library, in Room 220.

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