Roundtable Hosts Edward Bonekemper on Civil War Generals, May 12

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The Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable (SMCWR) will host a presentation on Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant by noted Civil War author, speaker, editor and teacher Edward Bonekemper. The presentation will be at 7 p.m., May 12 at the College of Southern Maryland’s Center for Business and Industry (BI), Chaney Enterprises Conference Room BI-113, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata.

Bonekemper has lectured, written and taught on the Civil War for more than 20 years. His works include “How Robert E. Lee Lost the Civil War,” “A Victor, Not a Butcher: Ulysses S. Grant’s Overlooked Military Genius” and “McClellan and Failure: A Study of Civil War Fear, Incompetence and Worse.” His presentations have been with historical organizations as well as the Chautauqua Institution, the Smithsonian Institution and the Queen Delta Steamboat Company. He has written five books and has edited book reviews of more than 50 reviewers for “Civil War News.”

For more than 15 years, Bonekemper served as the assistant chief counsel for hazmat transportation safety at the U.S. Department of Transportation. While working there, he provided legal counsel and managed the legal office that promoted safety and emergency preparedness. Prior to that, he was a Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer for the U.S. Coast Guard where he promoted maritime safety, national security and environmental protection.

The SMCWR hosts monthly meetings the second Tuesday of every month from September through May. For information, contact SMCWR President Dr. Brad Gottfried at bgottfried@csmd.edu or 301-934-7625.

For information on the SMCWR, visit http://www.somdcwrt.org/.

 

 

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Presentation on Civil War Generals by Edward Bonekemper. 7 p.m., May 12. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI), Chaney Enterprises Conference Room BI-113, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable will host a presentation by noted Civil War author, speaker, editor and teacher Edward Bonekemper, whose works include “How Robert E. Lee Lost the Civil War,” “A Victor, Not a Butcher: Ulysses S. Grant’s Overlooked Military Genius” and “McClellan and Failure: A Study of Civil War Fear, Incompetence and Worse.” Membership to the roundtable is open to all, with annual dues of $30. For information, contact Dr. Brad Gottfried, Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable president, at bgottfried@csmd.edu or 301-934-7625.

 

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