Sat, Jun 15|
HISTORYtalks: Birmingham Hill at Brandywine by Bert Dunkerly
Time & Location
Jun 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
About the Event
Please join us for a Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours Lecture Series! Our next lecture will be: Birmingham Hill to Brandywine by Bert Dunkerly. Cost is $6 per person. Zoom Login details will be sent with your email registration confirmation.
Birmingham Hill is the heart of the Brandywine battlefield, where the fiercest fighting took place. Join author and historian Robert M Dunkerly for a discussion of this crucial part of the engagement. American troops fought their largest engagement to date here, performing well as they faced British veterans. He is the author of Decision at Brandywine, the most detailed study of this part of the battlefield.
Robert M. (Bert) Dunkerly is a historian, award-winning author, and speaker who is actively involved in historic preservation and research. He holds a degree in History from St. Vincent College and a Masters in Historic Preservation from Middle Tennessee State University. He has worked at fourteen historic sites, written over a dozen books, and numerous scholarly articles. His research includes archaeology, colonial life, military history, and historic commemoration. He is a past President of the Richmond Civil War Round Table, and serves on the Preservation Commission for the American Revolution Round Table-Richmond. He has taught courses at Central Virginia Community College, the University of Richmond, and the Virginia Historical Society. Dunkerly is currently a Park Ranger at Richmond National Battlefield Park. He has visited over 500 battlefields and over 1000 historic sites worldwide. He enjoys exploring local bookstores, battlefields, and breweries, not necessarily in that order.
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