Indiana: Crossroads of Conflict During the Civil War

Event Date: 
November 15
Event Time: 
6:00 p.m.


Lecture to Examine Politics in Indiana During the Civil War



Presented in partnership with the VANDERBURGH COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY



As part of the Museum’s continuing Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration, Brian Dirck, Professor of History at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana, will present the lecture Indiana: Crossroads of Conflict during the Civil War.

The state of Indiana serves as a microcosm for the many crosscurrents and conflicts prevalent among Northerners during the Civil War. Contrary to popular belief, the “Union” was not unified politically; it was in fact a fragile coalition of many disparate elements.

Dirck’s lecture will examine this through the prism of Indiana’s wartime politics, primarily by looking at two individuals: Indiana Governor Oliver P. Morton and Indiana Senator Jesse D. Bright. Dirck is the author of Lincoln and Davis: ImaginingAmerica, 1809-1865; Lincoln the Lawyer; and most recently Abraham Lincoln and White America.

A cash bar and a buffet dinner will precede the lecture.

Date: Thursday, November 15
Times: Cash Bar Reception: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Lecture: 7:45 p.m.
Cost: Dinner $25

For those attending the dinner, please send a check for $25 payable to the Vanderburgh County Historical Society at PO Box 2626, Evansville, IN 47728- 0626, by Thursday, November 8. Your check is your reservation.

For those wishing to ONLY attend the lecture, please RSVP to the Evansville Museum at (812) 425-2406 by Tuesday, November 13.