Marquette University News Release

Robert E. Lee’s role in the Civil War topic of lecture at Marquette

October 3, 2013

Event Information:
Date: Monday, Oct. 7
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Beaumier Suites, 1355 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Joseph Glatthaar, Stephenson Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver the 2013 Frank L. Klement Lecture Monday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Beaumier Suites, 1355 W. Wisconsin Ave. Glatthaar will present “Robert E. Lee: Revolutionary Commander in the American Civil War.”

An expert in peace, war and defense, Glatthaar specializes and teaches courses in the American Civil War and American military history at UNC-Chapel Hill. He has authored several books, including General Lee’s Army: From Victory to Defeat; The Civil War in the West, 1863–1865Partners in Command: Relationships Between Civil War Leaders; and Forged in Battle: The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers and White Officers.

The Frank L. Klement Lecture commemorates the work of historians who continue the Klement tradition of offering alternative views of the Civil War era. Klement joined the Department of History at Marquette University in 1948 and retired 27 years later as professor emeritus. He was department chair from 1956-1958, and received the Teaching Excellence Award in 1965. He served as president of Phi Alpha Theta and the Lincoln Fellowship of Wisconsin. Additionally, Klement was involved in the International Honor Society for History and the Civil War Round Table of Milwaukee and was appointed to numerous editorial boards and national committees.

Media wishing to speak to Glatthaar should contact Brian Dorrington in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-4719 or

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