Paul Lader, Esq. on “The Civil War: A Sampling of the Strange, the Odd, the Fascinating, the Mundane, and the Outright Fabricated”
Here are a few samples from Paul’s talk:
The Strange: Did you know that the Third Reich’s Hitler Youth Leader had a grandfather who was an officer in the Union Army?
The Odd: Speaking of the Third Reich, there were two Union soldiers with the surname of Hitler.
The Fascinating: The survival or demise of a wounded young junior officer at the Second Battle of Manassas would have profound consequences on the course of history in the mid-20th Century. (You’ll have to attend to Paul’s talk to find out who that junior officer was!)
The Fabricated: Robert E. Lee’s last words were not “Strike the tent.” They were something else, and it was not very flattering… Continue reading