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U-Richmond conference with historian Gary Gallagher speaking on Grant and Lee

Dr.Gary Gallagher, University of Virginia professor


The York CWRT received this message in our Yahoo.com mailbox… so I thought I would pass it along for the general public to announce what should be an interesting one-tank road trip from York County.
“Dear York Civil War Round Table,
The University of Virginia ‘s Ninth Civil War Conference will explore the confrontation between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee from the fall of Petersburg through the Confederate surrender at Appomattox . The Conference will be held May 27-31, 2009 at the University of Richmond.
Through lectures, walking tours, and plenty of discussion, U.Va.’s Gary Gallagher and a faculty of top Civil War scholars will place events in the broader perspective of the war, evaluate military leadership on both sides, study in detail the tactical ebb and flow, and examine the powerful ways in which Appomattox shaped subsequent understanding of the conflict.
Full program information can be found at http://www.virginia.edu/travelandlearn/2009civilwar.html.
A limited number of spots remain available in the program. Please forward this message to members of your Roundtable whom you think may be interest in attending.
Best,
Jim Baker, Program Director
U.Va. Travel & Learn Programs for Adults
800-346-3882
www.virginia.edu/travelandlearn