The Hershey Civil War Round Table has passed along the sad information of the death of Edward H. Bonekemper, III, who died in Lancaster in December following a brief illness.
Bonekemper presented a program based on his book The Myth of the Lost Cause which presented a compelling argument to contradict the romantic and still-cherished Southern rationale for going to war. Bonekemper previously attacked Southern dogma with his fist book entitled How Robert E. Lee Lost the Civil War.
Bonekemper’s final book, The 10 Biggest Blunders of the Civil War, was released a month after his death, but he did not have the opportunity to turn that into his favorite pastime of discussing his thoughts with Civil War enthusiasts. And, the long-time Phillies, Flyers and Eagles fan also missed the chance to see Philadelphia in the upcoming Super Bowl.