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The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee: The Forgotten Case against an American Icon
  • Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Time: 12:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

In his latest book, The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee, historian John Reeves tells the story of the forgotten legal and moral case that was made against the Confederate general after the Civil War. The actual indictment, which claimed Lee was guilty of treason and war crimes, went missing for 72 years, and over the last 150 years, there has been an incredible turnaround in attitudes toward the defeated general who has been transformed into an American hero.

A book signing will follow the program. Purchase this book on the day of the event from the National Archives Store and receive a 15% discount (members get 20% off).

All public programs at the National Archives are free and streamed live online via the National Archives’ YouTube channel. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.

Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202.357.5000 in advance.