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June Meeting

This month we are back with in-person meetings at Brock's Riverside Grill. Our speaker is David Welker on "The Battle of Chantilly (or Ox Hill)".

David A. Welker is the author of the recently released The Cornfield: Antietam’s Bloody Turning Point. His previous publications include Tempest at Ox Hill: The Battle of Chantilly and A Keystone Rebel: The Civil War Diary of Joseph Garey, as well as numerous magazine and newspaper articles on the war. He currently serves as a historian and military analyst with the US Government, a post he has held for over 35 years. David holds a master’s degree in international affairs from American University and a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Westminster College in Pennsylvania. He lives in Centreville, Virginia with his wife.

The 1 September 1862 Battle of Chantilly--or Ox Hill, as the South knows it--is a battle that has largely been lost to history. Being sandwiched between the much larger battles of Second Manassas and Antietam, to the extent it has been remembered Chantilly has long been known as the "battle fought in a terrific thunder and lightning storm." Nonetheless, this small battle cost the lives of two of the Union's most promising fighting generals and its implications resonated throughout the war's course in late 1862. Join author David Welker, who will reveal the story of this ignored action, the experiences of those who fought and died there, and how this action continues echoing today in our own age.     

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Geoff White Music

Geoff White is from Blowing Rock North Carolina. He has played the fiddle all his life, and has performed in pubs, bars, restaurants, concert halls, and battlefields all across the east coast. Geoff was a member of the bluegrass group Sugar Run for several years. He currently lives in Roanoke. He earned a degree in History from Radford University in 2002. 



Here is the link for the Youtube version, complete with my watermark and opening titles. I ask that you use this version. And please do use it! I'm happy to see so many people getting enjoyment and education from this program. 

Thank you so much for your interest and support. Best regards, Geoff