David Dixon likes nothing more than spending hours dumpster-diving in archives and throughout cyberspace. Dixon earned his M.A. in history from the University of Massachusetts in 2003. He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and magazines. Most focus on Black history and on Union sympathizers in the Civil War South. His short biography of U.S. and Confederate Congressman Augustus R. Wright appeared in The Georgia Historical Quarterly in 2010. He remains intrigued by the problem of defining “loyalty” in the context of the Civil War. David Dixon hosts “B-List History,” a website celebrating obscure characters and their amazing stories.
His new book, The Lost Gettysburg Address is a fast-paced narrative that tells the remarkable life story of Charles Anderson, who kept turning up at critical places and moments in the Civil War. The book features a complete printing of Anderson’s lost speech and his handdrawn map of the Stones River Battlefield, both published for the first time.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available at 1:30 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 2 p.m.