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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Civil War scholar Rick Solomon to appear at Everett Public Library

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EVERETT, WA – Rick Solomon will discuss the feud between two of the best generals in the Confederacy’s Army of Northern Virginia: Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson and Lt. Gen. Ambrose Powell (A.P.) Hill.

This free event, co-sponsored by the Everett Public Library and the Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable, begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. in Everett.

Solomon will describe Hill’s and Jackson’s early history as classmates at West Point; their problems with others before Hill became Jackson’s subordinate; the steps that commanding-Gen. Robert E. Lee took to make peace between them; and a deathbed peacemaking after Jackson was wounded at Chancellorsville.

A longtime Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable member and newsletter editor, Rick Solomon is the past and future president of Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable. He has studied the Civil War for over 50 years, focusing primarily on battles and generals. He recently retired after practicing personal injury law for 40 years.

For more events at Everett Public Library, see the library’s events calendar. For further information, please call 425-257-8000.

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