If you’re interested in American history, the UCLA Library Special Collections will be holding a free event dedicated to the life and career of William S. Rosecrans, one of the most prominent Union generals to support emancipation during the Civil War.

The presentation will take place on Friday, July 27 from noon to 2 p.m. in the library conference center’s presentation room, which is located on the first floor of the Charles E. Young Research Library.

William Kurtz, 2018 Kenneth Karmiole research fellow in UCLA Library Special Collections, will begin the event with an introduction about Rosecrans, who was not only a general but also a businessman, engineer and California congressman. Kurtz will then open the floor to discussion about his ongoing research, which focuses on Rosecrans’ career.

To RSVP for this free event, email speccoll-medsci@library.ucla.edu or call the UCLA Library Special Collections at 310-825-6940.