Confederate General William “Extra Billy” Smith

Thursday, January 12th 2017

7:00 PM

In this program sponsored by the Lancaster Civil War Round Table, Scott Mingus, Sr. will talk about his book, “Confederate General William “Extra Billy” Smith: From Virginia’s Statehouse to Gettysburg Scapegoat.” Well past military age, he is in his mid-sixties; “Extra Billy” joins the war. However, he is a lion on the battlefield. Cool under fire, fearless, with a huge amount of common sense and the ability to motivate men makes him an excellent commander. He fights from Fairfax Court House to Gettysburg going from private citizen to brigadier general. Along the way, Smith is wounded several times and badly wounded at Antietam.
pre-registration is requested but not required by emailing your name, phone number and number attending to or calling the library at 626-2255.