Pickett’s Charge is Subject of Nov. 9 Military History Series

Montgomery College will host a lecture on military history, with a presentation on "Pickett’s Charge, 1863: Was it Rational?" set for Friday, November 9, at 3 p.m. Doug Simmons, adjunct history professor at Montgomery College and full-time professor of history at San Jacinto College, will make the presentation.

Simmons will explore General George Pickett's famous assault at the Battle of Gettysburg and answer whether the objective met rational expectations—or was the result of an aggressive "Celt spirit" in the Confederate Army.

The lecture is part of a free monthly series put together by Montgomery College history professor, Craig Livingston, Ph.D., and is held at 3 p.m. on the second Friday of each month—excluding December and January. Sessions take place on the second floor Commons area in Building A.

"This series encompasses all time periods, topics and nationalities," said Dr. Livingston. "Whether your interests are 19th century field music or World War II strategy, the lecture series promises to invigorate the mind and inspire the soul."

For more information about the series, contact Dr. Livingston at (936) 273-7329.

Montgomery College is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit montgomery.lonestar.edu.

North Harris Montgomery Community College District, among the largest and fastest-growing community colleges in Texas, comprises North Harris College, Kingwood College, Tomball College, Montgomery College, Cy-Fair College, six satellite centers and The University Center.