RICHMOND — A lecture by historian and award-winning author Kent Masterson Brown at Eastern Kentucky University on Monday, Oct. 8 will mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Perryville.
Brown will address “Perryville: The Long Road Back to Kentucky,” at 7 p.m. in O’Donnell Hall of the Student Success Building. The event, part of EKU’s year-long Civil War Sesquicentennial observance and the second of six lectures in the Department of History series, is free and open to the public.
Also a Lexington attorney, Brown created and served as the first editor of the national magazine The Civil War and the originator of its Civil War seminars.
He has authored numerous books, including “Cushing of Gettysburg: The Story of a Union Artillery Commander,” “The Civil War in Kentucky: Battle for the Bluegrass State,” “Retreat from Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics and the Pennsylvania Campaign,” and “One of Morgan’s Men: Memoirs of Lieutenant John M. Porter of the Ninth Kentucky Cavalry.”
Several of his books have been History Book Club selections and won numerous prestigious awards. In addition, Brown regularly leads Civil War battlefield tours and lectures on Civil War history all across the nationwide.
Also, as president and content developer for Witnessing History LLC, Brown has written and produced several DVD documentaries on the Civil War and other topics. In production now is a two-hour documentary, “Daniel Boone and the Opening of the American West,” scheduled for completion this winter.
He was first chairman of the Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission and the Perryville Battlefield Commission.
To learn more about EKU’s Civil War sesquicentennial observance, visit www.eku.edu/news/sesquicentennial or contact Dr. Tom Appleton at (859) 622-1365 or email@example.com.