September 11, 2018
The Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table is pleased to announce that its 7th Season will kick off on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 7:00pm at the College of Southern Maryland’s Learning Resources Center, Room LR-102, at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata, MD. (PLEASE NOTE THE ROOM CHANGE)
Guest Speaker: Daniel Davis
The Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table is pleased to announce the beginning of its seventh (7th) season by welcoming Mr. Daniel Davis, co-author of “Out Flew The Sabres” The Battle of Brandy Station.
Following his twin victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Robert E. Lee was poised to launch a second Northern invasion. A key element of moving his Army of Northern Virginia from the Rappahannock to the Potomac was to screen the infantry march from the Union cavalry. To this end, Lee directed his cavalry commander, Maj. Gen. Jeb Stuart to assemble his force in Culpeper County. It was not long before this concentration was discovered by the Federals. With fears that Stuart was about to launch one of his famous raids, the Union high command planned an expedition of their own to destroy Stuart’s force. The ensuring battle lasted 14 hours and opened the Getttysburg Campaign.
Please come out and join us as we inaugurate another year of insightful discussions presented by the Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table. Attendance is free, but membership is recommended. For more information, please call 443-975-9142 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org