The Hagerstown Civil War Round Table will be featuring a talk on JEB Stuart’s famous ride around the Union army. The talk will be by John Fox. On June 10, 1862, Robert E. Lee told Jeb Stuart to assemble his men and reconnoiter the right flank of the Army of the Potomac under the command of George McClellan on the Virginia peninsula. The flamboyant cavalryman didn't take much time in proposing a complete circuit around the Union Army. His three-day expedition was a complete success: It made the huge Army of the Potomac look like an inept and bumbling giant, and the intelligence he gathered would prove vital as General Lee plotted his next move: a massive attack against McClellan’s forces, a move that would push the Union back on its heels for months.

The event is at 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 24, 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 hagerstowncwrt@gmail.com, or call Dennis Graham at 301 766 9516.

John J. Fox grew up in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from Washington & Lee University with a BA in U.S. History in 1981 and then served on active duty in the U.S. Army for seven years as an armor officer and aviator. His 2004 book, Red Clay to Richmond: Trail of the 35th Georgia Infantry Regiment, received the “2005 James I. Robertson Jr. Literary Prize for Confederate History” and a 2006 research award from the Georgia Secretary of State. His 2010 book, The Confederate Alamo: Bloodbath at Petersburg’s Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865, received a 2011 IPPY Award for non-fiction. His articles have appeared in numerous Civil War magazines and newspapers. His newest book, Stuart’s Finest Hour: The Ride Around McClellan, June 1862, was released in September 2013 and just won a 2014 IPPY Award. When he is not writing, Fox is a pilot for American Airlines.

Venue

Homewood Suites

1650 Pullman Lane
Hagerstown, MD 21740

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