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Join James Hessler as he presents on Major Marcus Reno: From Harrisburg to Little Bighorn.
Marcus Reno had a solid, if unspectacular, career in the American Civil War. He is best remembered for his controversial role as the senior subordinate officer under George Armstrong Custer at the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn. Although Reno survived that battle with most of his command, he was forever dogged by rumors of drunkenness, cowardice and failure to support Custer. Reno was later cashiered on charges of being a peeping tom. Lesser known is the fact that Reno had family ties to the Harrisburg area and the National Civil War Museum holds several personal artifacts. We invite you to attend this presentation on Reno's controversial life and view his belongings.
James Hessler is a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg National Military Park. His published works include co-author of "Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg" (2015) with National Civil War Museum CEO Wayne Motts. A lifelong Little Bighorn enthusiast, he is a member of the Little Bighorn Associates and Custer Battlefield Historical Memorial Association.
Entrance to this lecture is included in the purchase of museum admission and is free to NCWM members.