May 19, 2020

“Trust in God and Fear Nothing: 

Confederate General Lewis A. Armistead”
– Wayne Motts

May 19, 2020

 

Join author, historian, and guide, Wayne Motts as he explores the life of Confederate General Lewis A. Armistead of Pickett’s Charge fame. The son of a regular army general, Armistead had a long and distinguished career as soldier in the United States Army. A veteran of three wars, he joined the Confederacy in 1861 as colonel of the 57th Virginia Infantry Regiment and later as a brigade commander under Robert E. Lee. Motts will trace the life and death of this remarkable soldier.  

Wayne E. Motts is the chief executive officer of The National Civil War Museum located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He has been a licensed battlefield guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park for over thirty years. He is the author of the only published biography of Brigadier General Lewis A. Armistead of the Confederate Army who was mortally wounded on July 3 at Gettysburg, and is the co-author (with James Hessler) of Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg: A Guide to the Most Famous Attack in American History.