The Hagerstown Civil War Round Table will be featuring a talk by HCWRT honorary life member Dennis Frye entitled “McClellan's Greatest Gift to Lincoln.” Anyone who has heard Dennis speak, knows he often gives contrarian viewpoints. This is sure to be good talk.
The annual Hicks-Tucker man Merit Scholarship will be awarded at this meeting to a Washington County senior.
The event is at 7:30 pm on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Homewood Suites, 1650 Pullman Lane Hagerstown, MD. Dinner at 6:30 pm, open to non-members as well as members, is $22 (reservations required) and the talk at 7:30 pm is $5 for non-members, both payable at the meeting. For more information visit https://sites.google.com/view/hagerstowncwrt/home, search for: Hagerstown Civil War Round Table, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Dennis Graham at 301 766 9516. Dennis E. Frye recently retired from the National Park Service (NPS) at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, where he served for more than three decades - 20 years as Chief Historian. While with the NPS, Dennis earned the Department of Interior's "Distinguished Service Award," the highest honor of the department.
Dennis is a founder of today's American Battlefield Trust and a co-founder of the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, and served as president of both organizations. He also received the American Battlefield Trust's highest honor, the "Shelby Foote Award."
Dennis is known for challenging convention and sparking provocation. His newest book, Antietam Shadows: Mystery, Myth & Machination, turns inside out and upside down what you know about Antietam and the first invasion of the North.
Dennis has authored 10 books and 101 articles, writing for every major Civil War publication; and he is a tour guide in national demand, leading programs for the Smithsonian, National Geographic, and the New York Times, as well as universities and Civil War organizations around the country. Dennis has made frequent national television appearances, including on PBS, the History Channel, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, A&E, Fox News, CSPAN, and Voice of America. Dennis is a native of the Antietam/Harpers Ferry area, and he and his wife have restored and reside in the post-Antietam headquarters of General Burnside, where President Lincoln held a conference with Burnside.