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W&L’s Lee Chapel and Museum Presents Remembering Robert E. Lee

— by on October 1st, 2008

The Lee Chapel and Museum at Washington and Lee University presents Remembering Robert E. Lee, a program commemorating the 138th anniversary of his death, on Monday, Oct. 13. The program, a speech by Kent Masterson Brown, a Civil War scholar and author, will be at 12:15 p.m. in Lee Chapel.

The title of Brown’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is “Retreat from Gettysburg.”

Brown, of Lexington, Ky., a practicing attorney who serves as counsel to Webster, Chamberlain & Bean in Washington, D.C., is a 1974 graduate of Washington and Lee University School of Law.

As president and content developer for Witnessing History L.L.C., Brown has written, hosted and produced three DVD documentaries, two of which are nominated for 2008 Telly and Emmy Awards. He authored “Cushing of Gettysburg: The Story of a Union Artillery Commander”; “The Civil War in Kentucky: Battle for the Bluegrass State”; and most recently, “Retreat from Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics and the Pennsylvania Campaign.”

Retreat from Gettysburg received the Bachelder-Coddington Award for the best book on the Gettysburg Campaign and the Battle of Gettysburg, the U.S. Army Historical Foundation Award for Distinguished Writing and the Dr. James I. Robertson Jr. Literary Prize.

Brown is also the creator and first editor of “The Civil War” magazine.

Brown received his B.A. from Centre College in Danville, Ky., and his J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Brown will be in the Lee Chapel Museum Shop before his talk from 10-11:30 a.m. for a book signing and preview of his Emmy- and Telly-nominated DVD, “Retreat from Gettysburg.”