‘History Is Served’ Dinner features Civil War speaker

Civil War scholar James I. “Bud” Robertson will speak on “What Did Not Happen at Appomattox” for the Sept. 21 “History Is Served” dinner and silent auction at Hotel Roanoke.

James I “Bud” Robertson

The event is sponsored by the Historical Society of Western Virginia.

Robertson is founding executive director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies and retired Alumni Distinguished Professor in history at Virginia Tech. He is the author of more than 20 books including  Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the LegendGeneral A. P. Hill: The Story of a Confederate Warrior; and Robert E. Lee: Virginian Soldier, American Citizen. Robertson was the Chief Historical Consultant in the 2003 Warner Brothers film Gods and Generals, which prominently features Stonewall Jackson. His newest book is on Robert E. Lee.

“History Is Served” features a cash bar, silent auction and dinner.  The event begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $100 each and are available through the online store at www.roanokehistory.org or by contacting Lynsey Allie at 540-982-5465 or info@vahistory.org

Tables for 10 are available for $1,200 and include valet parking and other amenities.


Board Member, Historical Society of Western Virginia Graduate: Hollins University, BA and MALS in English; Virginia Western Community College, AA in Business Administration Profession: Writer, editor