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EVENT NO. 1 -

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The Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia 
 and  
The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia  
 jointly and proudly sponsor

NOAH ANDRE TRUDEAU


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who will speak on

"LINCOLN AT CITY POINT"

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

at Ft. McNair Officers' Club, Washington, DC


6 pm: Social Hour (cash bar)
7 pm: Dinner ($36 for dinner and lecture)
8 pm: Lecture ($5 for lecture only)
(please arrive at 7:30pm for the lecture)

Members and guests of either the CWRTDC or the
Lincoln Group should make reservations on this website.
RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5pm ET, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, TO MEET CLUB DEADLINES 

Space may be limited, so make your reservations early.

SEE THE INSTRUCTIONS AT
 http://cwrtdc-meetings.blogspot.com/
TO MAKE RESERVATIONS AND REMIT PAYMENT

If you have any problems making reservations online or would like to know about alternatives to making reservations or payments online, please email reservations@cwrtdc.org 

ABOUT THE TOPIC:
In March of 1865, the United States was at a crossroads and, truth be told, Abraham Lincoln was a sick man. “I am very unwell,” he confided to a close acquaintance. A vast and terrible civil war was winding down, leaving momentous questions for a war-weary President to address. A timely invitation from General Grant provided the impetus for an escape to City Point, Virginia, a journey from which Lincoln drew much more than he ever expected. Noah Andre Trudeau book, Lincoln’s Greatest Journey: Sixteen Days that Changed a Presidency, March 24 – April 8, 1865, offers the first comprehensive account of a momentous time. 
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Lincoln’s trip to City Point allowed him to escape the constant interruptions in the nation’s capital that were carrying off a portion of his “vitality” and to make personal amends for having presided over the most destructive war in American history in order to save the nation.  He returned to Washington sixteen days later with a renewed sense of purpose, urgency, and direction that would fundamentally shape his second term agenda. 

Mr. Trudeau will describe what really happened to Lincoln during and after this trip—Lincoln’s longest break from the White House since he had taken office—to reveal an unconventional and important new picture of Lincoln. This is Lincoln at a time of great personal and national change, when he made peace with the past and became firmly future-focused during those last weeks of his life. Rather than the well-worn narrative treating Lincoln as a dead man walking when he returns to Washington, Trudeau paints him as he surely was: a changed man profoundly influenced by all that he experienced while at City Point. 


ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

The son of two World War II veterans, Noah Andre Trudeau is the author of numerous military history articles covering not only the Civil War, but also the Revolutionary War, the Mexican-American War, World Wars I and II, and the Spanish Civil War. 

He is also the author of eight books on the Civil War, including The Last Citadel: Petersburg, Virginia, June 1864-April 1865; Like Men of War: Black Troops in the Civil War 1862-1865(honored with the Grady McWhiney Research Foundation's Jerry Coffey Memorial Book Prize); Gettysburg: A Testing of Courage, a fresh history of the iconic battle; and Southern Storm: Sherman's March to the Sea, a history of Sherman’s march through Georgia, Mr. Tudeau  has also authored a short biography of the South’s leading general, Robert E. Lee: Lessons in Leadership, completed as part of a “Great Generals Series” edited by General Wesley K. Clark.  Lincoln’s Greatest Journey is Mr. Trudeau's latest book.

In addition to his books on the Civil War, Mr. Trudeau has written a number of articles for military history magazines, such as Civil War Times Illustrated, Gettysburg Magazine, Blue and Gray, North & South, The Columbiad, America's Civil War and Military History Quarterly.

Mr. Trudeau studied history at the State University of New York at Albany and was formerly an executive producer at National Public Radio.  He currently lives with his wife in Washington, D.C.

 
Adapted from the following sources:
Macmillan publishers
www.c-span.org
www.amazon.com

 

EVENT NO. 2

February 16, 2017 - A joint event with the National Archives, at the McGowan Theater, we will "Spend an evening with the Mt. Rushmore presidents. 7 p.m.