Join us on Monday, May 6th for July 14, 1863 –The Final Engagement of the Gettysburg Campaign with historian and author George Franks
The Gettysburg Campaign did not end with “Pickett’s Charge.” The period from July 4-14, 1863 has attracted increased attention from Civil War historians and enthusiasts in recent years. Historian George Franks has spent the last decade researching the final engagement of the Gettysburg campaign – The Battle of Falling Waters, July 14, 1863.
A story of miscalculation, egos, courage, blunder and tragedy, George will discuss the background, the personalities and the battle itself. The research will be published in his new book Falling Waters 1863: Custer, Pettigrew and the Final Battle of the Gettysburg Campaign.
The book will be available in time for the 150th anniversary of the battle. Although the book will not hit the bookstands until mid-June, George will bring prepublication information with him so that members can order this important book.
George F. Franks III has been passionate about the Civil War since visiting the Gettysburg Battlefield with his parents in 1963. He studied history at the US Naval Academy and the University of Pittsburgh. A former telecommunications executive with extensive international experience, George currently is president of the George Franks Consulting Group and the owner of CockedHats.com, a historical hat business. George is the former President of the Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table, Secretary of Citizens for the Protection of Washington County (MD), a member of the Hagerstown Civil War Round Table and the Save Historic Foundation. He is Governor and former Vice President of the Company of Military Historians.
We’ll be at our new location for 2013, in the McClendon Room of the historic National Press Club, located at 529 14th Street, N.W., 13th Floor (use the elevators inside the 14th Street entrance).
Doors open at 6:30 pm; our business meeting begins at 6:45 pm; and our featured presentation will begin at 7:00 pm. Join us for dinner with the speaker in the Reliable Source bar at 5:30 PM and receive complimentary parking at the PMI garage (north side of G St between 13th and 14th Streets. Alternate garage: Carr Park is located at the corner of 15th and F Streets). The National Press Building is also located a short two blocks from Metro Center station (red, blue, and orange line).
Hope to see you there!