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Please join us on June 3 when Jennifer Murray discusses, “The Victor of Gettysburg: George Gordon Meade and His Civil War Legacy.”

Over 150 years following the end of the Civil War, General George Gordon Meade lies deep within the shadows of the Civil War.  Once prominently defined as the “Hero of Gettysburg,” Meade is now commonly obscured by the notoriety of Generals Grant and Sherman as well as Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.   Together, we will explore the prominent place that Meade held among his contemporaries and succeeding generations and in doing so reassert “the Hero of Gettysburg” to his central, defining role in the Civil War and American memory.       

Dr. Jennifer M. Murray is a military historian, with a specialization in the American Civil War, in the Department of History at Oklahoma State University.  In addition to delivering hundreds of Civil War battlefield tours, Murray has led World War I and World War II study abroad trips to Europe.  Murray’s most recent publication is On A Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933-2013, published by the University of Tennessee Press in 2014.  Murray is also the author of The Civil War Begins, published by the U.S. Army’s Center of Military History in 2012.  She is currently working on a full-length biography of George Gordon Meade, tentatively titled Meade at War.  Murray is a veteran faculty member at Gettysburg College’s Civil War Institute and a coveted speaker at Civil War symposiums and roundtables.  In addition, Murray worked as a seasonal interpretive park ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park for nine summers (2002-2010).

Cost

The presentation is free of charge for those ordering dinner. For those who do not order food there will be a $5 charge.

Dinner

Join us at 5:30 pm in the John Cosgrove Members' Lounge (formerly the Game Room). The National Press Club menu will challenge your palette and the very capable Club staff will be able to meet any libation request. Please bring cash or checks for payment. Please note that no dinner orders will be taken after 6:30.

Location

The CHCWRT meets in the newly renovated John Cosgrove Members' Lounge of the prestigious and historic National Press Club, which is located at 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045, on the 13th floor.

The National Press Building is conveniently located approximately two blocks from Metro Center (Blue, Orange and Red Lines).

FREE parking is available at the PMI garage located on the North side of G Street between 13th and 14th Streets, if you arrive at the garage after 5:00 p.m. and purchase food and/or drinks at the National Press Club. Just bring your parking ticket to the meeting for validation.