Consulting / Speaking

SUNRISE IN GETTYSBURG: General George Meade statue on Cemetery Ridge.
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None scheduled: Moved to Nashville, Tenn. Getting acclimated to new Civil War territory,

72nd Pennsylvania monument on Cemetery Ridge in Gettysburg.


Wednesday, April 18, 7 p.m.: "Notes from Antietam Battlefield," Tamarack Lodge, 2110 Rod Rd, Voluntown, Conn.

Saturday, March 31, 1:30 p.m: The life of Edgar Woodford, 7th Connecticut, Avon (Conn.) Free Public Library.

Saturday, March 17, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: "Women at the Smoketown-Antietam Hospital," Boonsboro (Md.) Free Library, 401 Potomac Street.

I will focus on nurse Maria Hall, who toiled at Smoketown after the Battle of Antietam. Other speakers are Dr. Emile Amt of Hood College and author Mary Tilghman.

Friday, Feb. 9: Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing, Springfield, Mass., 2 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 28,  1 p.m.: "Life on the Homefront." (I will introduce the program by speaking about the 16th Connecticut, Avon (Conn.) Senior Center, 835 West Avon Road.

Saturday, Sept 9: "Middletown for the Union," Tour of the Civil War Landmarks of Middletown, Conn., begins 10 a.m., Middlesex County Historical Society (General Joseph Mansfield House).

Saturday, May 20, 2017: Hartford, Church of the Good Shepherd, 155 Wyllys Street., 1 p.m., "Notes From Antietam Battlefield."

Saturday, March 4, 2017: Springfield (Mass.) Armory National Historic Site, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017: Civil War Roundtable of Central Massachusetts, Holden, Mass., 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 13: Houstatonic Civil War Roundtable, Huntington Branch of Shelton Library, 41 Church St, Shelton, Conn., 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 26: Evergreen Woods, North Branford, Conn., 2 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 6: Gilbert Library, Northfield, Conn., 2 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 29: Evergreen Woods, North Branford, Conn., 2 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 1:  Company G of the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry to stage Preservation March, 1 p.m. More info here. (I will speak about Connecticut Antietam soldiers at 1:45 p.m. at the Wesleyan University Memorial Chapel.) POSTPONED UNTIL SUMMER

Saturday, Sept. 24: Evergreen Woods, North Branford, Conn., 2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 12:  Connecticut Sons of the American Revolution, New Haven, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 8: Bristol Historical Society, Bristol, Conn., 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 1: Guilford Free Library, 67 Park Street, Guilford, Conn., 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Evergreen Woods, North Branford, Conn. 2 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 21: Litchfield History Museum, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Conn., 3 p.m.

Saturday, July 30:  Evergreen Woods, North Branford, Conn. 2 p.m.

Sunday, April 3: Barnes and Noble at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley,  1 p.m. (book signing)

Sunday, Feb. 21: Simsbury (Conn.) Historical Society, Ellsworth Visitor Center, 10 Phelps Lane,  2 p.m.

Monday, March 14: Hamden (Conn.) Civil War Roundtable, Hamden Library, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 19: Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, Berlin, Conn., 1 p.m.

ANTIETAM: Sunrise in Bloody Lane near 132nd Pennsylvania monument.


  1. Is there a way to make contact with John Banks--the links on this site are not working