While I have been quiet on this page for a few months, I have been busy elsewhere in my historical research, writing, and presentations. Last November, I spoke at the Garryowen Irish Pub in Gettysburg as part of "The Tattooed Historian Presents" lecture series. My talk, titled "'That Marvelous, Undying Utterance': Abolitionists' Reflections on the Gettysburg Address," is able to be viewed in its entirety via the Tattooed Historian Facebook page.
As of now, my next public lecture is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., when I'll be returning to Historic Gettysburg-Adams County to present "'The Old Keystone State Speaks Today': Gettysburg's Pennsylvania Veterans Reunion of 1889." This discussion will focus on the two-day dedication of Pennsylvania monuments and memorials at Gettysburg on Sept. 11 and 12, 1889; this event takes place a few weeks ahead of the 130th anniversary of this seminal, but overlooked, historical moment. As always, in the meantime, please reach out if you are interested in booking me for your historical society, Civil War Roundtable, classroom, or other organization event.
To stay up-to-date on my research and writing, please be sure to Like and Follow my Facebook page, Codie Eash - Writer and Historian. I attempt to post at least three times a week with my regular series:
- Monument Dedication Monday: Examinations of speeches delivered at the consecration of historical memorials, particularly those which commemorate the Civil War.
- War of the Rebellion Wednesday: Excerpts of wartime correspondence and official reports published in the 127-volume The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.
- Frederick Douglass Friday: Explorations into the writings and speeches of that American icon.