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Hagerstown Civil War Round Table
Hagerstown Civil War Round Table

Start Date: Mar. 28, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM

Hagerstown Civil War Round Table Homewood Suites, 1650 Pullman Lane, Hagerstown Join us for good food, good conversation, and enlightening lectures on all aspects of the Civil War. Buffet dinner: 6:45 ($20) Program: 7:45 Dinner reservations required. Please contact Doug Artz, 301-797-3872 or by Sunday, March 24 2013. Attendance at the program (without dinner) also requires a reservation due to limited seating. Speaker: Dr. James I. “Bud” Robertson Topic: The Untold Civil War. When studying the Civil War, the major attention goes to battles and leaders. Too often overlooked in studies of the period are the human elements--the emotional tides that bring the war alive and give it deeper meaning. My talk will focus on several little-known incidents that hopefully will make the Civil War live and have feelings. One of the most distinguished names in Civil War history, Dr. Robertson served as Executive Director of the U.S. Civil War Centennial Commission in the 1960s and worked with Presidents Kennedy and Johnson in commemorating the war's 100th anniversary. He then taught 44 years at Virginia Tech, where his upper division course on the Civil War era attracted 300 or more students per semester and made it the largest class of its kind in the nation. At his retirement in 2011, the University named him Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History. The recipient of every major award given in Civil War history, and a lecturer of national acclaim, Dr. Robertson is probably more in demand as a speaker than anyone else in the Civil War field.

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