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Lee Symposium: Robert E. Lee and the Mexican War

November 3, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - November 4, 2017 @ 11:30 am

| 240 for both days

The Mexican War & Robert E. Lee with Dr. Allen C. Guelzo, Professor of History Gettysburg College

November 3 & 4, 2017

Friday evening 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday 8: 00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Cost: Friday only $150; Saturday only $130; Both days $240. Cost includes program and meals.

What is the Lee Symposium?

The Robert E. Lee Symposium is an annual program that explores the life and career of Robert E. Lee. Topics will vary from year to year; however, all topics share the same goal of revealing aspects and intricacies of the life and legend of this iconic American personage. Noted scholars and authors will be sharing research and analyses with attendees. Registrants have the opportunity to listen and learn from the finest Civil War historians as they examine primary documents, participate in discussions, and listen to in-depth lectures.



About the speaker:

Dr. Allen C. Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Pennsylvania. Among other honors, he has received the Medal of Honor from the Daughters of the American Revolution. He is a member of the National Council on the Humanities and is the author of numerous books on American intellectual history, Abraham Lincoln, and the Civil War era. His publication awards include the Lincoln Prize, as well as the Abraham Lincoln Institute Prize for two of his books—Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President and Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America—making him the first double Lincoln laureate in the history of both prizes. His critically acclaimed book, Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2008. Professor Guelzo has written for The American Historical Review, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, and he has been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, C-SPAN’s Booknotes, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.



Friday, November 3, 2017

5:00 pm – 9:30 pm; cocktails, dinner at the Stratford Hall Dining Room and lecture with Dr. Allen Guelzo

Lecture: “Our Eagle Rules the Aztec Sky’: What the Mexican War Taught Robert E. Lee”

Saturday, November 4, 2017

8:00 am – 11:30 am, Breakfast at the Stratford Hall Dining Room and Lecture with Dr. Allen Guelzo

Lecture: “To the Halls of Montezuma? Robert E. Lee and the Anxieties of Manifest Destiny”



For details and registration contact:

Jon Bachman 804-493-1972 or Jbachman@stratfordhall.org


Lodging is the responsibility of the attendee. For lodging at Stratford Hall, please contact 804-493-1966.


November 3, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
November 4, 2017 @ 11:30 am
240 for both days
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Jon Bachman


Stratford Hall
483 Great House Road, Stratford, VA 22558 United States
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