An Evening with Acclaimed Civil War Scholar, Dr. "Bud" Robertson

Knoxville Civil War Round Table
Event Location: 
Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 6:30pm

One of the country’s most distinguished Civil War historians, James I. Robertson Jr. will address the Knoxville Civil War Round Table on April 10th on “The Turning Point of the Civil War”. For 150 years historians have argued over the point at which Confederate prospects for victory reached a highwater mark and began to recede. Was it after Antietam? Chancellorsville? Gettysburg? Vicksburg? Come join us as Dr. Robertson wades into the fray to share his thoughts on when Southern hopes for independence were dashed and the fate of the Confederacy was sealed.

Dr. Robertson is the author or editor of more than 25 books on the Civil War. He served as Executive Director of the U.S. Civil War Centennial Commission in the 1960s and worked with Presidents Kennedy and Johnson in commemorating the war's 100th anniversary. He then taught 44 years at Virginia Tech before retiring in 2011 as Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History. The recipient of every major award given in Civil War history and a lecturer of national acclaim, Dr. Robertson is probably more in demand as a speaker than anyone else in the field of Civil War studies.

The Buffet will begin at 6:30 PM and the Speaker at 7:30 PM. The cost of the Buffet and the Presentation is $15 for Members and $17 for Non-members, The cost of the Presentation only is $3 for Members and $5 for Non-members.

Reservations for the Buffet are required. Call (865) 671-9001 BY 11AM Monday, April 9th, and leave a mesage..