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The Seven O'Clock Lecture

The Seven O'Clock Lecture p r of e s siona l no t e s The Seven O’Clock Lecture da n i el e. su t h er l a n d editor’s note: The following represents the acceptance speech for the inaugural Watson Brown Prize for best book published on the Civil War era. Tad Brown, president of the Watson-Brown Foundation, awarded the prize for the 2009 book, A Savage Confl ict: The Decisive Role of Guerrillas in the American Civil War. Reproduced in whole, the remarks were given at the annual banquet of the Society of Civil War Historians (SCWH), held during the Southern Historical Association meeting last November in Charlotte. The SCWH judges and administers the book prize. With most awards, having acknowledged one’s debts and bowed politely, the honoree is allowed to skip merrily off the stage singing tra-la tra-la, and everyone is free to go about their business. Not so with the Watson Brown Award. Instead, I have been asked, for the next thirty min- utes, to say something Learned and Profound, or L&P, as it is known in the trade. And you, my friends, having accepted the largesse of Mr. Tad Brown and partaken of the feast, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

The Seven O'Clock Lecture

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Abstract

p r of e s siona l no t e s The Seven O’Clock Lecture da n i el e. su t h er l a n d editor’s note: The following represents the acceptance speech for the inaugural Watson Brown Prize for best book published on the Civil War era. Tad Brown, president of the Watson-Brown Foundation, awarded the prize for the 2009 book, A Savage Confl ict: The Decisive Role of Guerrillas in the American Civil War. Reproduced in whole, the remarks were given at the annual banquet of the Society of Civil War Historians (SCWH), held during the Southern Historical Association meeting last November in Charlotte. The SCWH judges and administers the book prize. With most awards, having acknowledged one’s debts and bowed politely, the honoree is allowed to skip merrily off the stage singing tra-la tra-la, and everyone is free to go about their business. Not so with the Watson Brown Award. Instead, I have been asked, for the next thirty min- utes, to say something Learned and Profound, or L&P, as it is known in the trade. And you, my friends, having accepted the largesse of Mr. Tad Brown and partaken of the feast,

Journal

The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jun 3, 2011

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