DOWNINGTOWN _ Chester County author Bruce Mowday will speak on his book Pickett’s Charge: The Untold Story at the Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival’s Honoring Our Fallen Heroes during Memorial Day weekend.
“The town’s Memorial Day festival is focusing on the Civil War this year,” Mowday said. “I was honored to be asked to give a presentation and sign books during the celebration.”
Mowday has written two books on the Civil War, including Pickett’s Charge and one on Fort Delaware. He is speaking on the Fort Delaware book tomorrow at a middle school in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
The town of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, is holding its 5th annual Memorial Day Festival. The festival’s mission is to “strive to educate our youth and our community on the true meaning of Memorial Day.” The event begins on Saturday, May28 at 10:00 a.m. with an Opening Ceremony at Chesapeake Beach Veterans’ Memorial Park.
Sunday, May 29 is All American Family Fun Day. Besides Mowday’s talk, Civil War era music and dancing will be offered and a performance of the third act of Our American Cousin will be done. The play was being performed when President Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford’s theater in April 1865.
Pickett’s Charge: The Untold Story describes the Union defense of the famous Confederate charge during the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863. “The other books on the subject mostly focused on the Southern charge and not the Northern troops that saved the nation that day,” Mowday said.
Mowday is an award winning author and newspaper reporter. He has authored more than 16 books on history, sports, business and true crime. Mowday has appeared on the Discovery ID channel, C-SPAN, the Pennsylvania Cable Network and Philadelphia and local television shows. He is a contributing editor with Business 2 Business magazine. Mowday has hosted his own radio shows and was chairman of the Chester County Historical Society and president of the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates. He is a board member of the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau. He is a frequent speaker at various civic and historical groups. For more information on Mowday, his books and his schedule of events, or to schedule a talk, see www.mowday.com.
Also this month, Mowday will be signing books at the Chester County Historical Society in West Chester from 8:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday, May 7. He will be giving a talk on his book Jailing The Johnston Gang: Bringing Serial Murderers To Justice on May 12 at 2:00 p.m. at Ware Presbyterian Village, Oxford.