Lee Chapel and Museum presents Remembering Robert E. Lee with a speech by Jeffry D. Wert, noted author and Civil War scholar, on Monday, Oct. 8, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lee Chapel Auditorium. The public is invited at no charge.
The title of Wert’s talk is “Lee and the Rebirth of an Army: From Seven Days to Gettysburg.” A book signing will be at 10:30 a.m. in the Lee Chapel Museum Shop. Wert’s books will be available for purchase.
Wert is the author of nine books including A Glorious Army: Robert E. Lee’s Triumph, 1862-1863 (Simon & Schuster, 2011); Cavalryman of the Lost Cause: A Biography of J.E.B. Stuart (Simon & Schuster, 2008); and Custer: The Controversial Life of George Armstrong Custer (Simon & Schuster, 1996). He also is the associate editor and contributor to Historical Times’ Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Civil War (Harper & Row, 1986).
Wert has written columns in the Civil War Times Illustrated and articles and reviews in nine journals including America’s Civil War, Military History and Civil War News. He has appeared on television on Civil War Journal on the History Channel; Book Talk on C-Span 2; and Valley of Fire on WVPT (PBS).
He was nominated for a 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Gettysburg—Day Three; nominated twice for a National Book Award—in 2001 for Gettysburg—Day Three and for A Glorious Army in 2011; and awarded the Richard B. Harwell Award in 2012 by the Atlanta Civil War Round Table for A Glorious Army, among other awards.
Wert is on the Advisory Council for the Lincoln Award at Gettysburg College; the Historical Advisory Board, Gettysburg Foundation; and the Honorary Board of Directors, Civil War Preservation Trust.