Chuck Veit, Naval Historian Featured in GCC's Latest Civil War Lecture

Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 7:00 PM at Genesee Community College, Batavia, NY

What: Chuck Veit, Naval Historian Featured in GCC’s Latest Civil War Lecture

When: Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 7:00 PM

Where:Genesee Community College, Batavia, NY - Conable Technology Building T102

Who: FREE for all ages

Background:

Chuck Veit, the president of the Navy and Marine Living History Association and lieutenant of the Naval Landing Party living history group will share his expertise in naval history and his passion for the Civil War. Mr. Veit most recent work, A Dog Before a Soldier, has been described as “a tremendous contribution” to naval literature and the understanding of the Navy during the Civil War.

The lecture continues GCC’s wide-ranging look at the Civil War as the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the War Between the States and kicks off the summer lecture series. Veit’s latest book is heavily researched, using information from official records, personal diaries and journals, memoirs, periodicals, newspapers, and the actual logbooks of the gunboats that took part. It’s a collection of unusual, unknown, "almost lost" episodes from the U.S. Navy's Civil War, including Navy spies, cattle drives, deep inland recons and shore raids, with a focus on the history that took place between the major naval battles such as Mobile Bay and the Battle of Vicksburg.

For more information, contact GCC Marketing Communications associate director Donna Rae Sutherland at: (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616 or via email: dsutherland@genesee.edu

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