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“The Battle of Bristoe Station” at Harrisburg Civil War Round Table

U.S. Marine Corps archivist J. Michael Miller


“Blood on the Tracks: The Battle of Bristoe Station” is the topic of J. Michael Miller at the Friday, April 23 meeting of the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table.
Mr. Miller’s overview of this 1863 campaign will emphasize the fighting of October 14, when Confederate General A.P. Hill ordered his troops to attack what he thought was a fleeing enemy, only to have them ambushed by Federal concealed behind a railroad embankment. Mr. Miller will offer a new interpretation of the often overlooked corps commanders from each army and their role in the battle. He will also detail the continuing impact that Gettysburg had upon both armies that autumn.
Mr. Miller is a graduate of the University of Alabama and received his Masters Degree from Virginia Tech. He began work in 1983 as curator of personal papers at the U.S. Marine Corps History and Museums Division. He is now senior archivist for the U.S. Marine Corps Archives and Special Collections.
His writings include From Shanghai to Corregidor, Marines in the Defense of the Philippines and Even to Hell Itself, The North Anna River Campaign, May 1864. He has written numerous articles on both the Marine Corps and Civil War history for national publications such as Leatherneck, Civil War Times Illustrated, Blue and Gray Magazine, and Gettysburg Magazine.
The Harrisburg Civil War Round Table meets at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel & Convention Center, Camp Hill, PA, Camp Hill Bypass @ Routes 11&15. An informal reception starts at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner at 6:45. The cost of dinner is $20.00 and reservations must be made by no later than Tuesday, April 20, by calling 717-938-3706. The program begins at 8:00 PM and is free to the public.
Contact Douglas Gibboney, Publicity Chairperson, for further information @ 717-243-1738.