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Battlefield Photography Topic at York CWRT on June 20
Author Jason Amico will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the York Civil War Round Table on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the York County Heritage Trust at 250 E. Market St. in downtown York, Pennsylvania. The talk is free, as is the parking. No reservations are required.
The presentation topic of the evening will be Battlefield Photography: How the Images Changed the War.
This PowerPoint lecture will examine the following Civil War photographers: Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner and Timothy O’Sullivan. Particular emphasis will be on how these images changed people’s perceptions of war, from a noble and patriotic crusade, to the harsh reality of the ugliness that war brings. Images will be viewed from the Battles of Antietam, Gettysburg, the Petersburg Campaign, the aftermath of Cold Harbor and Appomattox. Also included will be images from the Lincoln assassination, the conspirators and Captain Henry Wirz, the commandant of Andersonville Prison.
Jason Amico was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and holds a Masters Degree in History from the University of Scranton. His work career includes serving as an archivist and military historian at the Pennsylvania State Archives, an archival technician at the National Archives and a seasonal ranger at Antietam National Battlefield and the Eisenhower National Historic Site. His publications include “…Like Leaves in a Storm: The Sacrifice of Iverson’s Brigade at Gettysburg” and “Capturing War’s Grisly Face,” America’s Civil War Magazine, November 2001. He is currently working on a book of oral interviews with Vietnam veterans and is considering doing a brief biography of Brigadier General Samuel Garland, Jr.
Bring a friend to this informative and enjoyable evening!