Men on Horseback: Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis & the Equestrian Image of the Commander in Chief

When:
June 13, 2019 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 pm
2019-06-13T06:00:00-04:00
2019-06-13T19:30:00-04:00
Where:
National Sporting Library & Museum
102 The Plains Rd
Middleburg, VA 20117
USA
Cost:
$10 / Free for NSLM members
Contact:
Alex Roelofs
540-687-6542
Men on Horseback: Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis & the Equestrian Image of the Commander in Chief @ National Sporting Library & Museum

Join us for a talk with Dr. David Gerleman, Professor at George Mason University and one of NSLM’s John H. Daniels Fellows. The discussion will focus on how Lincoln and Davis crafted their public image as commanders-in-chief and on the role of the horse in enhancing that persona. Analysis of the wartime image of the commander-in-chief offers useful insights into the sectional social, economic, and cultural values of Civil War America.