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THE LOS ANGELES CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO OUR NEXT MEETING, ON TUESDAY, December 18th AT 7:00 PM

OUR PROGRAM: “JUBAL EARLY’S 1864 RAID

When General Robert E. Lee wanted to relieve pressure on the line at Petersburg, in July 1864, who did he dispatch, from the Shenandoah Valley, to invade the North? What result did Lee expect from a foray, which Jubal Early, one of Lee’s most reliable subordinates, and others in his Army of the Valley, felt was becoming too familiar? Were they simply crossing the Potomac, marching through Western Maryland, and into Pennsylvania’s Cumberland Valley, to another defeat? What factors hindered the Rebel Army, and limited the scale of this invasion? Why was it simply known as Jubal Early’s 1864 Raid? Were there notable outcomes of this campaign? Was it an adequate combat test for the Washington fort system; or, was it best known for giving President Lincoln his first eyewitness view of a Civil War battle in progress?

COME TO OUR MEETING AND LEARN THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS, AND MORE, AS JAY WERTZ TELLS THIS FASCINATING STORY. Read More about Jay Wertz

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Jubal Early's 1864 Raid

Read John Beckendorf's New Article on the two flags of the 9th Virginia Cavalry.


The Los Angeles Civil War Round Table was founded in 1977. Over the years, interest waned, but the Round Table was revived in the 1990’s, and it has had a sustained membership, of about 30, for the last several years. We are a very welcoming group, and our meetings are open to the public, free of charge. You need not be a Civil War expert, just someone who is interested in our Nation’s history.

COME JOIN US, AND BE ENLIGHTENED AND ENTERTAINED ABOUT A WIDE VARIETY OF TOPICS REALTED TO THE CIVIL WAR ERA.