The LACWRT meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (except July & August).
HOURS: From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Click Here for Directions
"What's in a Name?" What if you lived in the 19th Century, and your name was synonymous with brutality, in an already brutal Civil War? Meet William Andrew Winder, who was the only member of the large Confederate Winder clan to shatter family ties to remain with the Union. Learn about his early life, his army career, his time as Commandant of Fortress Alcatraz, and how his name and reputation were tainted with accusations of disloyalty and treason. Was he deserving of these accusations? Follow his troubling, painful, and, finally, inspiring saga through the Civil War, and beyond, into a self-imposed exile in San Diego. Who was his father, and why was he excoriated, and posthumously indicted for war crimes at the incomprehensibly tragic Andersonville Prison? Despite his father’s reputation, how did William A. Winder treat seditious California prisoners, in his struggle to retain lost honor and, again and again, prove himself loyal to the Union?
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