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