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SVBF Civil War Roundtable: Dr. Ken Rutherford – “America’s Buried History”
January 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
This meeting of the SVBF’s Civil War Roundtable will feature speaker Dr. Ken Rutherford. Ken’s topic will be “America’s Buried History”: Landmines in the Civil War
This meeting will be conducted online using the Zoom platform. To join the Zoom meeting, click this link or paste the full ink into your browser: https://zoom.us/j/97212778437?pwd=UmJJcjMzbWNGZGdqMGtuZUhYcDVEZz09
About the Program
Dr. Rutherford’s program will highlight how landmine development and tactics evolved with their widespread use in the Civil War – and how an alliance of Confederate professionally-trained soldiers, ill-equipped home guard units, businessmen and Masons succeeded in furthering landmine warfare.
About the Speaker
Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford is author of America’s Buried History: Landmines in the Civil War (Savas Beatie, April 2020). He is a trustee of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation and a Professor of Political Science at James Madison University. After losing his legs to a landmine in Somalia, he became a leader in the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which was awarded the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize.