Kentucky Historical Society
Civil War Scholar to Discuss Research on Confederate Soldiers in Free Talk

Press Release Date:  Monday, April 20, 2015  
Contact Information:  CONTACT: Janene Zaccone
janene.zaccone@ky.gov
502-564-1792, ext. 4490
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 20, 2015) – Brian Craig Miller, an associate professor of history at Emporia State University in Kansas, will give an informal talk on his current and past research at the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), 100 W. Broadway, April 30, from 3 to 4 p.m. Admission is free and does not include KHS exhibits.

Miller used KHS collections and photographs while researching his book, “Empty Sleeves: Amputation in the Civil War South” (University of Georgia Press, 2015). In it, he investigates the impact of amputation on the Confederacy both during and after the Civil War and sheds light on how male dependency and disability reshaped Southern society, according to the book’s publisher.

His new research is on the United Confederate Veterans association, a benevolent, historical, social and literary organization. The association existed between 1889 and the mid-1940s. Among other things, it helped Southern men transition back to a society they no longer recognized, Miller wrote in his fellowship proposal. He will be at KHS late April through early May to conduct research.

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The Kentucky Historical Society, an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, was established in 1836 and is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky’s history. KHS is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. For more information about KHS and its programs, visit history.ky.gov.