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War College historian to critique high command at May 6 talk

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg, VA will welcome historian Dr. Christian B. Keller on May 6, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Keller will discuss high command decision-making from his book “The Lee-Jackson Partnership: Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson , and the Fate of the Confederacy.” A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.

The unique friendship between Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson whose styles, friendship and faith made them a formidable fighting machine. They won battles together, against overwhelming odds, while fighting against the enemy in the field and against conflicting personalities and politics within their own Confederacy.

The value of personal relationships, in relation to senior leadership and their ability to achieve victories, will be explored and discussed during this presentation.

Dr. Christian B. Keller is a Professor of History in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the United States Army War College, Carlisle, PA. He teaches courses for senior leaders on the theory of war and strategy, national security policy and strategy, and the American Civil War.

Keller was named the General Dwight D. Eisenhower Chair of National Security in 2017. Keller previously served as Professor of Military History at the Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Belvoir, VA, and has also taught at numerous civilian institutions.

He earned his B.A. in History from Washington & Lee University and his Ph.D. from Penn State. After completing his Ph.D, Dr. Keller was a Fulbright Professor of American History at the University of Jena, Germany.

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