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Third Civil War Days speaker announced

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Billie Creek Village Civil War Days recently announced its third speaker in for the upcoming event.

Lee's Generals (Lee, Longstreet and Pickett) will be at the event, set for Saturday and Sunday, June 12-13.

The trio will be staying in the Beeson Cabin in the Village. They will give a talk each day 90 minutes before each battle at the Chautauqua.

Al Stone (General Lee), Jay Vogel (General Longstreet) and Niles Clark (General Pickett) will provide the performances.

The group provides an opportunity to meet, speak with and ask questions of Gen. Robert E. Lee, "Stonewall" Jackson, James Longstreet, J.E.B. Stuart, and many of the other officers who helped make the Army of Northern Virginia seem "invincible" to its opponents on the field of battle.

The group offers the largest contingent of Confederate officers in living history today.

It strives to present not simply a "wax museum" look-alike of its personas, but a full, scholarly and engaging portrait of those people as they were in life and in war. The group is also a featured living history presenter at such events and sites as the annual reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg, Appomattox, Arlington House, Stratford Hall Plantation, the Sabers and Rose Ball in Urbana, Md., Lewisburg, W. Val, Stanardsville, Va., and many more.

Its members have appeared in dozens of films and documentaries, including "Gettysburg," "April 1865," and "Three Days of Destiny," and are authors of such works on the war as "Reconstructed Yankee," and "Furious, Insatiable Fighter."

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