Scottsdale Civil War Round Table returns Sept. 20

Tom Carhart (submitted photo)

Tom Carhart (submitted photo)

The Scottsdale Civil War Round Table will be returning this fall with a feature on Robert E. Lee and his Gettysburg plan, on Sept. 20.

The Scottsdale Civil War Round Table presents speakers comprised of well-known Civil War experts from around the country, according to a press release. The group supports battlefield preservation through the Civil War Trust.

On Sept. 20, Tom Carhart will present “Lost Triumph: Lee’s Real Plan at Gettysburg and Why It Failed.” The free event will begin at 6:40 p.m., and the public is welcome.

Graduating from West Point in 1966, Mr. Carhart served as an infantry platoon leader with the 101st Airborn Division in Vietnam, and was awarded two Purple Hearts, the release stated.

He went on to earn a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a Ph.D. in American and military history from Princeton University. Having been the editor of “European Taxation,” a monthly tax journal, and having worked for the Rand Corporation, he also represented multinational corporations before the European Economic Community as a lawyer with a firm in Brussels.

In addition, he has worked “in and out” for the Department of Defense and the Institute for Defense Analysis.

Mr. Carhart has eight military history books published commercially and his ninth, The Golden Fleece, will be published in 2017.

The event will be held at Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. For more information on the Scottsdale Civil War Round Table, visit

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