Civil War historian James Robertson to speak at LC

Friday March 15 2013


James RobertsonCivil War historian James I. Robertson Jr. will speak on "What We Have Forgotten: America, 1846-1861" at 7:30 p.m. April 1 in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center, Lynchburg College.

The talk is co-sponsored by LC and Historic Sandusky, which formed a partnership in December 2011. Check out the preview in The News & Advance.

Dr. Robertson, Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Virginia Tech, is one of the most well-known Civil War historians. He was executive director of the U.S. Civil War Centennial Commission.

The Danville, Va., native is the author or editor of more than 20 books that include such award-winning studies as Civil War! America Becomes One Nation, General A.P. Hill, and Soldiers Blue and Gray. His massive biography of Gen. “Stonewall” Jackson won eight national awards and was used as the base for the Ted Turner/Warner Bros. mega-movie, “Gods and Generals.” Dr. Robertson was chief historical consultant for the film.

The recipient of every major award given in the Civil War field, Dr. Robertson is in great demand as a speaker. He holds MA and PhD degrees from Emory University. He is executive director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, created by Virginia Tech in 1999. Robertson is also a charter member (by Senate appointment) of Virginia’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.