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The Life of Major General James Lawson Kemper

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James Lawson Kemper became a Confederate colonel in June 1861 and fought during the Battle of Williamsburg in 1862.  He was the only one of Pickett’s brigadier generals to survive Gettysburg and was promoted to major general in 1864.  He was elected Governor of Virginia in 1874.  Kemper was later considered a potential vice president for President U.S. Grant; why was a former Confederate major general thought suitable vice presidential material? This lecture will peel back the curtain of the 1993 GETTYSBURG film’s “reel” portrayal and provide accurate insight into the ”real” man.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Sun


John Lynch 



Registration Closes On
Sunday, September 9, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/9/2018 - 9/9/2018 Weekly -Sun 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Williamsburg, TBD  Map John Lynch