Gary Gallagher, author of "Lee and His General in War and Memory" along with numerous other Civil War studies, presented the lecture at the annual "Remembering Robert E. Lee" program on Monday, Oct., 11, the 139th anniversary of Lee's death
Presented by the Lee Chapel and Museum, Gallagher's presented as titled "Robert E. Lee Confronts Defeat: Duty in the Wake of Appomattox."
Gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He is editor of the "Civil War America" series and the "Military Campaigns of the Civil War" series of The University of North Carolina Press as well as co-editor of the multi-volume "Littlefield History of the Civil War Era" series. He is president of the Association for the Preservation of Civil War.