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Author Highlights A Confederate General’s Hurdles

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Posted: January 13, 2014

John Fox, author of “Stuarts’ Finest Hour: The Ride Around McClellan, June 1862” narrates a slide show Saturday at Pano’s Restaurant. Fox started work on his latest book in late 2010. It highlights a Confederate general’s ride in 1862 and how that made him the “1860s equivalent of a rock star.” (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Robert Reedy on guitar directs The Shenandoah Valley Minstrels with musical selections from the 1800s during the Lee-Jackson-Maury Luncheon on Saturday.
John Fox, author of “Stuarts’ Finest Hour: The Ride Around McClellan, June 1862” narrates a slide show Saturday at Pano’s Restaurant. The Lee-Jackson-Maury Luncheon was sponsored by the Turner Ashby chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Col. D. H. Lee Martz No. 10 Sons of Confederate Veterans.

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