ESU Charlottesville Branch

Message from the President

Sunday afternoon, May 4th, found the main dining room of Farmington Country Club filled with well over fifty people listening with great attention to a most interesting talk given by Dr. Ken Wallenborn.  Unravelling the mystery regarding Marshal Ney, known as "the bravest of the brave", his life as one of the favored of Napoleon during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, soon captured the minds of the listeners. This was a joint event with members of two other local organizations invited, including the Sons of the American Revolution, and the Alliance Française.  During the reception following Dr. Wallenborn's talk I learned that at least three of the guests were interested to join our branch, a most encouraging sign!

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Black-tie dinner with speaker, Andrew O'Shaugnessy

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President Taylor and Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy at the October dinner event.

President Taylor presented a signed (Lord Watson) copy of The Queen and the USA to Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy, who gave a riveting presentation about his splendid new book, nine years in the making, and titled The Men Who Lost America.


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