Book talk on my award-winning book, Civil War Northern Virginia 1861

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A talk and book signing at

The Central Arlington County Library

Will be on Thursday, June 28, 2012

William Connery

Will present a program on his book,

Civil War Northern Virginia 1861

Books available for signing at 6:30 pm

1015 N. Quincy Street

Arlington, VA 22201

Contact the Arlington County Committee

On the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War

In the mid-nineteenth century, Alexandria was a port across from the Nation’s Capital; Arlington was an eleven-hundred acre estate managed by U.S. Colonel and Mrs. Robert E. Lee; Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun Counties consisted of rolling farmland and tiny villages. This peaceful region was thrown into chaos as South Carolina seceded from the Union in December 1860 and other slave states followed until Virginia finally joined the Confederacy in April and May 1861. The “invasion” of Northern Virginia on May 24, 1861, created a no-man’s land between Yankee and Rebel armies. Some citizens joined Confederate forces, while others stayed to face uncertainty. This book offers new insights into this most important time in American history. Mr. Connery recently received the Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal for his book.