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April 2017

Salutations to One and All,

At our March meeting, the members were treated to “two-fer”, with John Beckendorf telling the story of his acquisition of a priceless, original copy, of a draft of the terms of surrender, presented by Gen. U.S. Grant, to Gen. Robert E. Lee, at Appomattox, which was just one part of a rare scrapbook he recently bought. Up next, was Michael Oddenino, who talked about the events immediately leading up to Lee’s surrender, at Appomattox, how the surrender was orchestrated by Grant, and much more about the men who were there, as well as some fascinating tales about what happened to the furnishings in the room. As always, Michael gave us a most interesting and entertaining presentation.

Although the turnout of members was smaller than usual, we were fortunate to have three guests, Marshall and Judy Frost, and Judy’s Mother, who found us through an announcement about our meetings, that I have been posting to “Nextdoor.” Hopefully, they enjoyed the meeting enough to come back.


You can find more information about these events by clicking on the “Civil War Events” tab, at the top of this page.

Our next meeting will be on April 18th. Our speaker will be Dr. Richard Holt, Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Palos Verdes. He will be teaching us about “The Life of a Civil War Soldier.” For more information, please click on the “LACWRT Programs” tab. I am sure you will not want to miss this presentation.

If you have not been to one of our meetings, there is no fee, and everyone is welcome. You need not be a Civil War buff, just someone interested in our Nation’s history. Directions to our meetings can be found under the “How to Find Us” tab.

Respectfully Yours,

      Dean Smith

     President, LACWRT