Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table Sept. 13th 6:30 pm

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    Harpers Ferry Civil War Roundtable

    Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
    Dinner 6:30 PM; Program 7:30
    Camp Hill Methodist Church, Harpers Ferry, WV

    Dennis Frye presents:
    "Did McClellan Out-think Lee During the 1st Invasion?"

    The Speaker
    Dennis E. Frye is the chief historian at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Dennis is a prominent Civil War historian. He has had numerous appearances on PBS, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, and A&E as a guest historian. Dennis served as an Associate Producer for the Civil War movie, Gods and Generals. Dennis also is one of the nation’s leading Civil War battlefield preservationists. He is co-founder and first president of the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, and he is co-founder and a former president of today’s Civil War Preservation Trust. Dennis is a tour guide in demand, leading tours for organizations such as the Smithsonian, National Geographic, numerous colleges and universities. Dennis also is a well-known author, with 70 articles and five books. His latest book is entitled Antietam Revealed. Dennis resides near the Antietam Battlefield in Maryland, and he and his wife, Sylvia, have restored the home that was used by General Burnside as his post-Antietam headquarters. Dennis has spoken numerous times at the Harpers Ferry Civil Round Table.

    The Subject
    We often laugh when we think of George McClellan. We enjoy making McClellan the
    Union's whipping boy. McClellan himself brings little sympathy to his cause. Full of bravado, often arrogant, and sometimes insubordinate, McClellan is the general we like to dislike. We chuckle when he claimed, following the first invasion of the North, that it
    was the second time he had saved the North. Yet when Robert E. Lee was asked after the war who was the best Union general he faced, he responded with George McClellan. Was McClellan as incompetent and ineffective as history has branded him? Discover some new answers.

    The Meal
    A family-style meal will be served at 6:30 PM prior to the program. The meal will consist of Baked Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Seasoned Green Beans, Rolls, Butter, Iced Tea, Coffee, Dessert. The cost of the meal is $15.00 per person. Reservations for the meal must be made no later than Sunday, Sept. 10th, with Kevin Pawlak at 16kpawlak1829@gmail.com.
     

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