Dr. Chris Mackowski, professor of journalism and mass communication at St. Bonaventure University, was an invited speaker at three events last week in conjunction with annual “Lee-Jackson Day” observations, including an appearance at the influential Civil War Roundtable of New York in New York City.
On Tuesday, Jan. 13, Mackowski was the featured speaker for the Civil War Roundtable of Fairfield County in Stamford, Connecticut. On Wednesday, Jan. 14, he was the featured speaker for the Civil War Roundtable of New York. On Friday, Jan. 16, he was one of four speakers at the annual Lee-Jackson Symposium in Lexington, Virginia — the town where both Confederate generals are buried.
Lee-Jackson Day commemorates the birthdays of Generals Robert E. Lee on Jan. 19 and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson on Jan. 21.
Mackowski spoke on “The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson” in Connecticut and New York, and in Lexington, he spoke on “The Legend of Stonewall Jackson’s Arm,” which had been amputated following Jackson's last battle.
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