In a few hours I will be checking out of the office and heading over to the Society of Civil War Historians’ Biennial meeting in Richmond. The conference has a very impressive lineup with Ed Ayers and Gary Gallagher speaking tonight and other historians such as Peter Carmichael, Joan Waugh, Mark Grimsley, Lesley Gordon, and Susannah Ural just to name a few.
While I’m having the damndest time figuring out which sessions I’ll be attending, I can guarantee you that I’ll be interested to hear “Brother, Religion is a Good Thing in Time of War: The Theology of U.S. Colored Troops” presented by Reginald F. Hildebrand.
It should be a great conference and I hope to see some of you there!