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Civil War Round Table of Fredericksburg
November 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join us November 15, 2017 at the University of Mary Washington Jepson Alumni Executive Center when Robert Lee Hodge returns for Part 2 of “Filming the Civil War with Historic Accuracy”. You will be pleased and entertained by Hodge’s presentation.
For decades Robert Lee Hodge has delved into Civil War photography, period drawings, paintings, sculpture, and original items to understand what the Civil War looked like. Hodge was a principal Civil War researcher at Time-Life Books for 5 years where he learned to comb through archives looking for unpublished information mostly related to the soldier experience.
It was with the 1998 book “Confederates in the Attic” by Tony Horwitz that he became a household name. Being a reenactor extraordinaire, Hodge spent a couple of years taking the Pulitzer prize-winning Horwitz on an eclectic and memorable Civil War tour-de-force of historic sites, and indoctrinating him into the Civil War culture. He became a major subject of the book and a photo of him was even used on the cover.
Last year in Part I, Hodge not only showed photos, paintings, drawings from the Civil War to illustrate his quest for “what it looked like”, but he also brought authentic uniforms and equipment for display and discussion.
Part 2 will be the exciting conclusion to this fascinating subject. Don’t miss it!
The bar opens at 5:45 pm. Social begins at 6 pm. Dinner is at 6:45 pm. The program starts around 7:30 pm and usually concludes by 9 pm. Please make your reservations for our November 15th meeting by Friday, November 10, 2017, either by phone (540) 361-2105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Late reservations can usually be accepted, but it can present difficulties in food preparation.