Having a job as a full-time Civil War historian has its perks – ok, it has a lot of them, like working with original sources, handling original artifacts, unveiling conserved flags, and talking to scores of great folks. One those many perks is getting to spend time on original battlefields.
This Saturday, at 11:00 am, I get to speak on one of those battlefields. The Georgia Division and the North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, are unveiling a monument to two North Carolina regiments that fought at the battle of Allatoona Pass. And yours truly gets to spend fifteen or twenty minutes talking about those two regiments and what they did during the battle. Everyone is invited. If you have ancestors who served in one of those two regiments, the event organizers would like you to help unveil the monument. This Saturday, April 9, 2011, looks to be a great day! I hope you can join me on the Allatoona Pass Battlefield.