September 13 meeting – David Goetz

Join us on September 13 when our speaker, David Goetz, discusses a perennial favorite, John S. Mosby.

Meeting time: 7:30 p.m., September 13, 2016

Location: Thomas Balch Library, 208 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia

Topic: The Postwar Relationship between John Singleton Mosby and Ulysses S. Grant

David Goetz will examine the pursuit of peace and reconciliation between North and South by Colonel John S. Mosby and President Ulysses Grant.

Goetz owns Mosby’s Confederacy Tours, and leads tours in the counties of Fauquier, Loudoun, Warren, and Clarke. He has published “Hell Is Being a Republican in Virginia”: The Postwar Relationship Between John Singleton Mosby and Ulysses S. Grant.

Goetz is descended from the family of Chaplain Father James M. Graves, S. J., who served with Generals Joe Johnston and Stonewall Jackson in the Army of Virginia in 1861–62. He served from 2009–2013 as past commander of the Black Horse Camp 780, Sons of Confederate Veterans in Fauquier County.

Goetz has a professional background in public relations, sales, and marketing, primarily with nonprofit organizations. He holds an undergraduate degree in English from Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky, and a Master of Science degree in Community Development from the University of Louisville. He is a U.S. Army veteran, received an Honorable Discharge, and lives in Culpeper County, Virginia.

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