348 S. Fifth Street Highlands NC 28741 US

Start date: Thursday, August 15 2024.


 On Thursday, August 15, 2024, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Resource person: Audra Bullard - office@clehighlands.com


This presentation examines two central figures in US history: General Robert E. Lee and General of the Army George C. Marshall, the “Architect of Victory” in WW2 and, arguably, the “Architect of Peace” in the immediate aftermath of the War. General Marshall graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1901 and no doubt studied General Lee’s military accomplishments and reputation. Even though Lee, a graduate of West Point, resigned his Commission in the US Army and led the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War, General Marshall admired and respected Lee. Rob Havers looks at the two men and compares their reputations today.

Presenter: Rob Havers is a British military historian. He currently serves as president of the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia. Rob previously served as president of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, president of the George C. Marshall Foundation, and as a Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Havers also served as Executive Director of the National Churchill Museum and a visiting professor at Westminster College. Havers graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a bachelor’s degree in history and politics, London School of Economics and Political Science with a master’s degree in later modern British history, and Pembroke College, Cambridge with a Ph.D. in History

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