The Chattanooga Area Historical Association and the Local History and Genealogy Department of the Public Library will host a talk by A. Wilson Greene, executive director of Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. "Avoidable Tragedy or Irrepressible Conflict: Was the Civil War Inevitable?" is the topic. It will be held in the first floor meeting room of the Downtown Public Library, 1001 Broad Street, beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 30.
Mr. Greene served as the first president of the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites from 1990 to 1994. Prior to this, he worked as a National Park Service historian at a variety of locations, including Fredericksburg National Military Park and Petersburg National Battlefield.
The author of more than 20 published works on the Civil War, Mr. Greene’s most recent books include: Whatever You Resolve To Be: Essays on Stonewall Jackson and Petersburg, VA: 1861-1865: Confederate City in the Crucible of War.
The program is free, and open to the public.