Sons of East Tennessee: Civil War Veterans Divided and Reconciled - Book Talk

Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with Jack Brubaker
In person & online
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 7:00am

In Person Location and Reservations
East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

Online Reservations
Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the program to watch this on Facebook Live.

Author Jack Brubaker will discuss his new book, Sons of East Tennessee: Civil War Veterans Divided and Reconciled. Published by McFarland early this year, the book tells the long-lost story of two aging Civil War veterans mourning the death of their sons at a joint funeral in Knoxville National Cemetery in 1899. One father, Gen. Reuben F. Bernard, a native of Hawkins County, had fought as a Union cavalry officer. The other, William A. McCorkle, a doctor from Hawkins County, had served as surgeon of a Confederate cavalry regiment. They met for the first time at the graves of their sons, army lieutenants and University of Tennessee graduates killed together in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. 
This lecture is a partnership with Union Ave Books.


About the Speaker
Jack Brubaker writes a weekly column exploring area history and culture for LNP, the daily newspaper in Lancaster, Pa. He is a retired investigative reporter for LNP. He has written seven books, including Down the Susquehanna to the Chesapeake (Penn State Press, 2002) and Massacre of the Conestogas (The History Press, 2010). He is a regular contributor to Pennsylvania Heritage magazine.

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