Gene Roberts, a member of the Board of Directors of the Brookfield Museum and Historical Society and moderator of its American Military Forum, will present a multi-media program on Civil War Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s three invasions of the north.
The presentation will take place on Monday evening, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Brookfield Museum.
Roberts will discuss the events leading up to the confederate offensives and their results.
He will focus particular attention on the last of the incursions into Maryland which took place in July of 1864. It resulted in the Battle of Monocacy Junction, a little known Union loss that saved the Capitol and helped insure Lincoln’s second bid for the Presidency.
Roberts has lived in Brookfield for 25 years with wife Elizabeth and has two married daughters. He is a Vietnam Veteran who has had a lifelong interest in American Military History.
Admission to the presentation is free and complimentary refreshments will be available. For more information on this and other upcoming events of the Brookfield Historical Society, log onto www.brookfieldcthistory.org.