Stratford Hall Symposium Series: “The Mexican War and Robert E. Lee”

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November 3, 2017 to November 4, 2017
Virginia, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Military History, Political History / Studies, Public History

Stratford Hall Symposium Series: “The Mexican War and Robert E. Lee”


Robert E. Lee’s service in the Mexican War is the focus of this year’s Lee Symposium, to be hosted by Stratford Hall on November 3 and 4. This year Dr. Allen C. Guelzo, the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, will examine Robert E. Lee’s development as a military strategist and officer during a period of American history not widely associated with this iconic American personage.


The line-up of events:

Friday, November 3    5:30 – 9:30 p.m., Dining Room

“Our Eagle Rules the Aztec Sky’: What the Mexican War Taught Robert E. Lee”


Saturday, November 4   8:00 - 11:30 a.m., Dining Room

“To the Halls of Montezuma? Robert E. Lee and the Anxieties of Manifest Destiny”


For details and registration, visit or contact Jon Bachman 804-493-1972,



Stratford Hall is the ancestral home of the Lees of Virginia. Located in Stratford, Virginia, on Virginia’s historic Northern Neck, Stratford Hall operates as a historic house museum and grounds. Visitors can enjoy guided tours of the original eighteenth-century Great House, hike nature trails, walk through restored gardens, see museum exhibits, and view the Potomac River from the Stratford cliffs. Stratford Hall hosts over 30 public programs annually, including holiday events, educational programs, and outdoor recreational activities. Visit our website for more information about programs, lodging, gift shop, research library, and visitor center.

Contact Info: 

Jon Bachman

Public Events Manager

Stratford Hall

483 Great House Road,  Stratford, VA 22558

Phone: (804) 493-1972   |   Fax: (804) 493-0333