On Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 2pm. Dr. Earl J. Hess will give a lecture on new Civil War book, The Knoxville Campaign, and will be available to sign books after his talk.
At the same time, artist Ken Smith will be at the Museum to sign prints of his work, “At First Light” an image of the 1863 Confederate artillery position excavated on the site of newly built Sorority Village.
Dr. Earl Hess of Lincoln Memorial University is known and respected nationwide as a leading expert in Civil War history. The author of over twelve books, 23 articles and 100 book reviews, his latest work is entitled The Knoxville Campaign: Burnside and Longstreet in East Tennessee. Published by University of Tennessee Press, this extremely well organized and precisely illustrated book is a great asset to our understanding of local history. Top-notch research and writing applied to the complicated subject of East Tennessee’s under appreciated contributions and sacrifices during the Civil War, have produced an academic success and a surprisingly good read in one volume.