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At the Forefront of Lee’s Invasion wins Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable award for 2018′s best book on Gettysburg Campaign

Dec 6th, 2019

At the Forefront of Lee's Invasion by Robert J. Wynstra. Kent State University Press

PRESS RELEASE
FROM:   Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable
RE:  Annual Distinguished Book Award

The Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable is pleased to announce that its annual award for the best book published on the Gettysburg Campaign in 2018  goes to Robert J. Wynstra for his work  At the Forefront of Lee’s Invasion: Retribution, Plunder, and Clashing Cultures on Richard S. Ewell’s Road to Gettysburg.  

Robert  Wynstra holds Master’s Degrees in History and Journalism from the University of Illinois where he has served in a variety of positions as a director of communications for several university programs.  Wynstra’s interest in the Gettysburg Campaign of 1863 is revealed in several published magazine articles as well as a previous book entitled The Rashness of That Hour: Politics, Gettysburg, and the Downfall of Confederate Brigadier General Alfred Iverson which, among other awards, received the Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable’s Distinguished Book Award in 2011 which makes Wynstra the only two-time winner of this award.

Wynstra will be honored and will speak at the September 24, 2020  meeting of the Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable at 7:00 pm at the GAR Hall located on East Middle Street in Gettysburg.  All interested persons are encouraged to attend.

Honorable Mention was offered to two works:  Under the Crescent Moon, Vol 2 James S. Pula and Maine Roads by Tom Huntington.

Larry M. Plymire
Chair of the Book Award Committee
Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable
LJPLY37@gmail.com
717 624 5540
December 5, 2019

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