Come On, You Wolverines: Unveiling General George Custer’s Civil War Legacy in Chester County

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WEST CHESTER, PA — Chester County residents with a penchant for history, fasten your seatbelts! Prepare to embark on a thrilling journey back to the Civil War era with a riveting presentation titled, “Come On, You Wolverines: General George Custer’s Civil War”. The talk promises to shed light on the less known but equally significant aspects of General George Custer’s military career.

While most people remember General Custer for his ill-fated last stand at Little Big Horn, this fascinating presentation will spotlight his earlier triumphs as one of the Union Army’s most accomplished cavalry officers. Notably, at the Battle of Gettysburg, Custer’s fierce regiment, fondly nicknamed “The Wolverines,” played a crucial role in defeating the Confederate forces led by General Jeb Stuart, arguably saving the Union itself.

Local historian and Civil War buff David Walter will be delivering this captivating talk. A member of the esteemed Brandywine Valley Civil War Round Table, Walter brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to his presentations, making complex historical events accessible and engaging to all.

The event will take place on November 9th at 7 p.m. on the second floor of the West Goshen Township Building, located at 1025 Paoli Pike in West Chester, PA (Five Points Road and Rt. 202).

This presentation is not just a lecture; it’s an invitation to step back in time and experience the palpable tension, bravery, and strategic brilliance that defined the Civil War era. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or just curious about Pennsylvania’s rich past, this talk offers a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding and appreciation of our shared history.

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The best part? This enriching event is free and open to the public. So, mark your calendars, Chester County! This enlightening evening promises to bring a pivotal chapter of American history to life right before your eyes.

The Round Table’s website is www.bvcwrt.org.

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