The Battle of Philippi, (West) Virginia – June 3, 1861
Speaker: Jon-Erik Gilot
“Any army marching tonight must be made up of a damned set of fools…”
Saturday, January 11, 2020 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Utilizing many first-hand accounts from participants, this talk examines the earliest land engagement of the Civil War and its impact on West Virginia statehood.
A native of eastern Ohio, Jon-Erik Gilot is a graduate of Bethany College and Kent State University. He previously worked at the Library of Congress and a Pittsburgh-based Preservation firm and today serves as Director of Archives & Records for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. He is a Historic Landmarks Commissioner for the City of Wheeling and is a board member for the West Virginia Independence Hall Foundation. He is a contributing author at Emerging Civil War and has contributed to numerous books and publications. He’s currently co-authoring a book with Kevin Pawlak for the Emerging Civil War Series.
Light refreshments served. 2nd Saturday Lecture Series made possible by the Massey Charitable Trust.
Registration not required. Free and open to the public.