Kenneth Noe, Ph.D., Draughon Professor of Southern History Emeritus at Auburn University, discusses the impact of climate and weather on the Civil War. Noe will speak in Benes Rooms A and B of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.

He is the author or editor of eight books, most recently “The Howling Storm: Weather, Climate and the American Civil War,” a Lincoln Prize finalist in 2021 and co-winner of the 2022 Colonel Richard W. Ulbrich Memorial Book Award. Civil War Monitor magazine calls the book “a magnum opus that successfully challenges historians to rethink all they have ever known of the war.”

Learn more at Noe’s presentation is the 2023 Richard W. Smith Lecture in Civil War History. Admission is free. Learn more at