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Mr. Lincoln Goes to War is Topic at York CWRT

The York Civil War Round Table will feature Dr. Charles Teague at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. The topic of the evening will be “Mr. Lincoln Goes to War”.

Most folks today assume that the Federal government had enormous resources to quell the insurrection in the South and that the Rebels persevered during the early months of the war simply on the basis of great passion and good fortune. What was it really like for President Lincoln in those early months of the uncertainty and conflict? Why did he feel so handicapped? What were the huge obstacles he faced? Was it truly the David and Goliath situation many assume it to have been? What extraordinary means did the President undertake during those days in his effort to preserve the Union? We will return to that period 150 years ago in an attempt to search the anxious mind of Mr. Lincoln.

Dr. Charles Teague is the Historian of the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania and seasonal Park Ranger for the past nine years at Gettysburg National Military Park. He is also past president of the Gettysburg CWRT and has spoken for the Civil War Institute, Gettysburg Foundation, Civil War Trust, Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History and various Civil War Roundtables, military groups, and college classes.

The York Civil War Roundtable invites the public to join them for its monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 16, at 7:00 p.m. at the York County Heritage Trust, 250 E. Market St., York, PA The meeting and parking are free of charge, and no reservations are required.