“The Battle of Chancellorsville” is the latest of several popular courses on the Civil War sponsored by the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL). Instructor Jon Stallard will lead the three sessions on March 3, 10, and 17 (Fridays), from 1 to 3 p.m., in Room 118 at RCC’s Warsaw Campus.
Following his stunning victory against Burnside in December 1862, Robert E. Lee faced a larger and better-equipped army across the Rappahannock. The class will join the action after the Battle of Fredericksburg, and will follow the renewed Federal offensive in the spring of 1863. The ensuing Battle of Chancellorsville—“Lee’s Perfect Battle”—is still studied in war colleges around the world.
Jon Stallard is a native of Richmond, Virginia, who holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in political science, history, and education from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is an author, lecturer, and genealogist, as well as a co-owner of Tappahannock’s WRAR Radio and co-host of its morning show.
Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $35, is required to take this course. For more information on “The Battle of Chancellorsville” and other RILL courses, or to register, please call Sharon Drotleff at RCC’s Educational Foundation office (804-333-6707), or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Educational Foundation expresses sincere appreciation to the Bank of Lancaster’s Golden Advantage program, and to Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, for their generous support of RILL in 2017.