Thomson ’08 to Speak on Bowdoin’s Civil War ‘Sons’

Bvt. Maj. Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

David Thomson—Bowdoin Class of 2008 and a doctoral candidate in U.S. history at the University of Georgia —is giving a talk in southern Maine on the unique role Bowdoin students played during the American Civil War. The free talk, “A College Goes to War,” will take place Monday, December 16, at 7:00 p.m., at the Star Theatre in Kittery.

Thomson gave a talk in August at the 2013 Bowdoin Alumni College on “The Afterlife of the American Civil War.” Click here to watch a video of Thomson’s talk and other lectures from the Alumni College.

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