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Roundtable: Myths About Lee’s Surrender

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join speaker Patrick Schroeder as he explores “Myths about Lee’s Surrender.”

Many are familiar with the April 9, 1865 surrender at Appomattox Court House by Confederate general Robert E. Lee to Union general Ulysses S. Grant, which led to the capitulation of other Confederate forces and ultimately the end of America’s bloodiest conflict. However, there’s still much debate about the events during the days leading up to and even after the surrender. Schroeder will explore the myths around the last days of the Civil War and decipher fact from fiction.

Civil War author and historian Patrick A. Schroeder was born in 1968, at Fort Belvoir, VA. Patrick attended Stuarts Draft High School in Augusta County, VA. In the spring of 1990, he graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Historical Park Administration from Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV. He has an M.A. in Civil War History from Virginia Tech. From the summer of 1986-1993, Patrick worked as a seasonal living history interpreter at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. In 1993, he wrote Thirty Myths About Lee’s Surrender, which is currently in its twelfth printing. From 1994 – 1999, the author worked at Red Hill, the Patrick Henry National Memorial. From 1999 – 2002, Patrick was an independent researcher. Patrick is now the full-time Historian of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.

The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of each month at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm. Annual membership is $40.00. Individuals who are already members of Pamplin Historical Park can become members of PCWRT for $20.00. Non-members can attend for $5.00 each meeting. Call (804) 861-2408 for more information.