The McLean House front porch is closed, but the house remains open.
The front porch of the McLean House is being renovated requiring entry into the house through the back door.
Annual Civil War Seminar
TENTH ANNUAL CIVIL WAR SEMINAR
“SECRET MISSIONS and the UNCIVIL WAR”
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2009
9:15 a.m. Doors open
9:35 a.m. Introduction by Dr. David Coles, History Professor,
9:45 a.m. Tonia “Teej” Smith—“‘Gentlemen, You Have Played This Damned Well’: The Execution of Confederate Spies Colonel William Orton Williams and Lieutenant Walter Gibson Peter.”
10:30 a.m. James Blankenship—“Like the Crater of a Volcano: The
11:15 a.m. Tracy Chernault—“
12:00 to 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. David Long—“Black Flag Warfare: When
2:30 p.m. Robert Mackey—“
Signs will be posted on the Longwood University Campus. For directions to the campus go to www.longwood.edu . For more information contact Dr. David Coles at 434-395-2220 or Patrick Schroeder at 434-352-8987, Ext. 32.
Did You Know?
Robert E. Lee's father, "Light Horse Harry" Lee, present at the surrender at Yorktown in 1781, wrote that General Cornwallis had shirked his responsibility by sending junior officers to meet with General Washington. Lee chose to meet personally with Grant at Appomattox.