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Fullersburg Historic Foundation presents Civil War historian Bruce Allardice Nov. 10

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Barb Kennedy

The Fullersburg Historic Foundation's Living History Series features Civil War historian Bruce Allardice speaking on "Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory" citing the 10 worst Civil War generals.

The generals of the armies of our Civil War were a mixed lot, quite often amateur soldiers, quite often politicians masquerading as soldiers, usually (but not always) devoted, usually (but not always) courageous.

In his talk, Bruce will examine the Braggs, the Burnsides, the Pembertons; how they became generals, and why they failed to justify their promotion to high rank.

It will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Rd, Oak Brook.

For information about this free educational event, call 630-512-7336.