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General Lee’s Aide- De-Camp to be Portrayed at March 28 Presentation

A visit by Lt. Col. Charles Marshall portrayed by Henry Pogodzinski will be the subject of this month’s Civil War themed presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 at the Lucy Bensley Center in Springville.

Marshall was General Robert E. Lee’s aide-de-camp from 1862 to 1865.

“He is considered an authority on southern military operations in Virginia,” Pogodzinski explained. “Marshall’s principal duties at Lee’s headquarters consisted of drafting official reports and other documents in helping to manage an enormous flow of correspondence. He possessed a temper that flashed in reaction to perceived incompetence and enjoyed a good natured association with the commanding general.”

This is Pogodzinski’s second recent visit the Lucy Bensley Center, as he hosted a highly attended portrayal as a Civil War medical steward last September.

The Lucy Bensley Center is located at 23 N. Buffalo St. in Springville. The presentation is part of a monthly series hosted by Echoes Through Time Learning Center in conjunction with The Western New York Civil War Society.

Meetings are held the last Wednesday of each month. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend. Donations will be accepted for the Civil War Preservation Trust. Light refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded.

For additional information, contact Tom Place, curator at Echoes Through Time, at (716) 957-2740 or Jolene Hawkins at the Lucy Bensley Center at (716) 592-0094.

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