July meeting – York Civil War Round Table
Historian Tim Smith of the Adams County Historical Society will be the guest speaker at this month’s CWRT meeting in York.
Background post: 2008 speaker schedule – York CWRT
The monthly meeting of the York Civil War Round Table will feature author, historian, and Licensed Battlefield Guide Timothy H. Smith as the special guest speaker. He is speaking on his latest book, Farms at Gettysburg: The Fields of Battle: Selected Images From the Adams County Historical Society. Tim has a PowerPoint presentation, and he will interject, when appropriate, information about the Gettysburg civilians.
The meeting will be Wednesday evening, July 16, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the York County Heritage Trust’s headquarters at 250 E. Market Street in downtown York. Parking and admission are free. Why not come and hear one of the most entertaining and knowledgeable Civil War experts in the region?
Tim Smith is widely regarded as one of the premier authorities on the townspeople of Gettysburg and Adams County during the 19th Century, with a particular emphasis on the Civil War. His book on John Burns is the definitive work on that legendary warrior, and Tim has recently had another success with his interesting book on the farms of Gettysburg during the war.
He is perhaps best known for his landmark book he co-authored with Garry Adelman — Devil’s Den: A History and A Guide. The fascinating book has recently passed the ten-year mark since its first publication, and it remains one of the most popular (and the best) books on the microhistory of the Gettysburg Battlefield and the fighting in this area of jumbled rocks.
Be sure to bring your copies to pick up free autographs from Tim!