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Charles Knight — From Arlington to Appomattox
5:30 p.m. – Registration/Social Hour
6:30 p.m. – Dinner
7:30 p.m. – Program
Cost: $30 by reservation, please
(Note: Jackets required for the dining room)


Please contact Paul Eilbes at 262.376.0568 or peilbes@gmail.com to RSVP by Monday, February 6. We hope to see you there!


Charles Knight’s new From Arlington to Appomattox: Robert E. Lee’s Civil War Day by Day, 1861-1865 recreates those four years of Lee’s life – at least as much as is possible at 150+ years distance. It is often forgotten that in addition to his duties as a general, Lee was still a husband, father, and friend. He lost a daughter, sister, two grandchildren, daughter-in-law, and his home during the war.

In this presentation Knight shares some of the results of years of research into Lee’s actions during the war years; previously unknown sources, inconsistencies that confused Freeman and dozens of other historians over the years, memorable anecdotes of Lee’s daily life, and other historical “nuggets” that came to light in his research.

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