October 16, 2018

“The Lost Gettysburg Address:  Charles Anderson’s

Civil War Odyssey” – David Dixon

 

October 16, 2018

David’s book is titled: The Lost Gettysburg Address: The Civil War Odyssey of Charles Anderson. Anderson, a slave owner, sacrificed nearly everything to help save the Union. He ended up sharing the spotlight with Lincoln and Everett at Gettysburg in November, 1863. The three featured orations were a carefully crafted rhetorical ensemble. Each had a specific political purpose, in addition to memorializing the dead soldiers.

A transcript of this speech, along with rare photographs and a hand-drawn map of the Stones River battlefield, are all published in Dixon’s book for the first time.

David Dixon, earned his M.A. in history from the University of Massachusetts. He has published numerous articles on black history and on Union sympathizers in the Civil War South. David hosts “B-List History,” a website celebrating lesser-known historical characters and their amazing stories. www.davidtdixon.com.

Currently, David is writing the first full-length biography of Union General August Willich, a German 48er who distinguished himself in a number of important battles.