Bill Potter

Landmark Events

Nashville, TNAtlanta, GAColumbus, OHMobile, AL

An experienced historian and avid bibliophile, Bill Potter combines a lifelong study of American and world history with an uncommon ability to captivate audiences of all ages. He communicates the story of God's providential hand in history around the world as Historian for Landmark Events, a premier Christian Tour Company.
As a father of eight home educated children, he appreciates the necessity of passing on to the succeeding generations the richness of both our regional and national history. He and his wife, Leslie, reside in Virginia.

 Bill Potter

Workshops from Bill Potter ( may vary by event location )

Mama Bear: Your Husband is Away & The Enemy is at the Front Door

Among the thousands of accounts of the War Between the States are many outstanding memoirs by mothers, wives, and single women who bore the brunt of keeping the family alive, planting and harvesting, or serving as nurses. Some of them had to confront the enemy face to face. Among the very best writing of the war are accounts by Cornelia Peake MacDonald, mother of ten in Winchester, Virginia, a town that changed hands seventy times during the war. Her memoir reveals what a Christian mother was capable of to protect her family.One of the outstanding single women of the war, Phoebe Yates Pember, of South Carolina ran a ward in the largest hospital in the world—Chimborazo in Richmond. Educated, articulate, and stubborn, she left a harrowing account of trying to save wounded, sick, and dying boys through four years of war.