Presented by Gordon Rhea, Author and Historian
Location: UNT Health Science Center, MET Building, 1000 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth 76107
Dinner: 6 PM Program: 7PM
Dinner Menu: Pecan Crusted Chicken with Serrano Suace, Beans with Almonds and Shallots, Mashed Potatoes, Garden Salad and Assorted Desserts – $20 per person – RSVP to email@example.com or call or text 817-307-9263.
Ulysses S. Grant is often portrayed as a general who never maneuvered and relied on sheer numbers to overwhelm his opponents in frontal assaults. Robert E. Lee is often portrayed as a general who was prescient and could intuitively fathom his opponents’ moves. Historian Gordon Rhea will be comparing those stereotypical descriptions of Grant and Lee against their actual performance during the Overland Campaign in May and June of 1864. Be prepared for an interesting and thought-provoking analysis.
A native of East Tennessee, Gordon Rhea earned a B.A. in history with honors from Indiana University, an M.A. in American History from Harvard University, and a J.D. from Stanford University Law School. He served as Special Assistant to the Chief Counsel of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Activities, as Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C., and the United States Virgin Islands, and has been in the private practice of law for the past three decades. His five-volume series on the Overland Campaign between Grant and Lee in Virginia in 1864 stands as the authoritative treatment of those battles. He has written numerous articles, is a frequent speaker at historical societies, and strongly supports organizations dedicated to preserving America’s battlefields.
Gordon Rhea is “the” expert on the Overland Campaign – possibly the most decisive phase of the Civil War. It has been a number of years since we last had him speak to our group. We are very pleased to have him back. This will be an excellent presentation! Don’t miss it! See you on the 13th!