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The Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable will feature a presentation by College of Southern Maryland President Brad Gottfried on Abraham Lincoln as commander-in-chief during its February meeting.
The presentation will be at 7 p.m., Feb. 12 at CSM’s Center for Business and Industry, Chaney Enterprises Conference Room BI-113, at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata.
As president, Lincoln took an active role in directing the war effort.
In the presentation, Gottfried, who is president of the SMCWR, will cover a variety of topics, including Lincoln’s approach as commander-in-chief, his successes and failures, and how his personality helped win the war for the Union.
In addition to serving as CSM’s fourth president, Gottfried is a noted Civil War historian, having written nine books about the Civil War.
To view a video of Gottfried talking about his experiences writing his latest book, “The Maps of Antietam: An Atlas of the Antietam (Sharpsburg) Campaign, including the Battle of South Mountain, September 2 - 20, 1862,” go to http://bit.ly/14scPo7.
The Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable hosts monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of every month from September through May.
Meetings are free and open to the public, but membership to the roundtable is encouraged.
Annual membership is $30.
For information, contact Gottfried at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-934-7625.