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Tuesday, November 24, 1998

"Rear-Admiral Charles Wilkes" Topic of Talbert Presentation

SALISBURY, MD--"Patriot or Egomaniac: The Career of Rear-Admiral Charles Wilkes, USN," an article by Dr. Bart Talbert, assistant of professor of history in the Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts at Salisbury State University, was recently published in the Columbiad, a scholarly journal for historians of Americaâs Civil War.

Talbert also recently gave a speech to the Friends of the Berlin Library at the Globe Theater in Berlin, MD, concerning his book, The Southâs First Casualty. The speech highlighted the role of Marylandâs Civil War veterans and their lasting legacy. The sponsors conducted a book-signing and donated copies of the work to local libraries.

He traveled to Columbia, SC, to present the paper, "The Secession Crisis in the Border States," for the John C. Calhoun Society of the University of South Carolina. Much of the research for the project was conducted at SSUâs Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture.

Talbert also traveled to Cumberland, MD, where he was the guest of the regional historical society. As part of a day-long history program he spoke to the student body of the Middle School about Maryland history and participated in donating books and special copies of the Great Seal of Maryland to Allegany Community College and other libraries.

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