Friday, November 1, 2013


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James M. McPhersonAn Evening with James M. McPherson: Civil War on Land and by Sea: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief

WHEN: Thursday, November 14 beginning at 4 PM; McPherson's lecture and book signing will follow at 6 PM. Light refreshments will be served. The evening will culminate with a dinner at The Maryland Club at 8 PM. Seating for the Dinner is limited to 30 people.
The Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument Street, Baltimore; dinner at The Maryland Club.
TICKETS: Lecture and Book Signing Only: Tickets for the Lecture and Book Signing, beginning at 6 PM, are $20 per person for MdHS members and $25 per person for nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased by
clicking here or calling 410-685-3750 ext. 377. Dinner, Civil War Gallery Tour, Lecture and Book Signing: Tickets for the Civil War Gallery Tour, Lecture & Book Signing and Dinner at the Maryland Club are $125 per person and may be purchased by clicking here or calling 410-685-3750 ext. 377.

Dr. McPherson will speak on the subject of The Civil War on Land and by Sea: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief.

McPherson will discuss President Lincoln's role as a war leader and commander-in-chief, touching on Lincoln's role in naval war policy. With the film "Lincoln" on many minds, McPherson's analysis of the president's special, even unique, leadership skills during the crisis makes this one of the most eagerly anticipated Maryland Historical Society events of the year.

War on the WatersDr. McPherson will sign copies of his newest book, War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 (2012). Copies of his book, as well as his other recent publication, Lincoln, Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief by James M. McPherson (Sep 29, 2009), will be available for purchase.

Dr. James M. McPherson is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University. He has published numerous volumes on the Civil War, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom, Crossroads of Freedom (which was a New York Times bestseller), Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution, and For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War, which won the Lincoln Prize.

This event is part of the Maryland Historical Society's Maritime Lecture series. Space is extremely limited.

For more information, contact Marketing Director Laura Rodini at or 410.685.3750 Ext. 322

Founded in 1844, The Maryland Historical Society Museum and Library occupies an entire city block in the Mount Vernon district of Baltimore. The society's mission is to "collect, preserve, and interpret the objects and materials that reflect Maryland's diverse cultural heritage." The Society is home to the original manuscript of the Star-Spangled Banner and publishes a quarterly titled "Maryland Historical Magazine." The Society is located at 201 W. Monument Street and open to the public Wednesday-Saturday from 10 AM-5 PM, and Sunday (museum only) 12 PM-5 PM.