Book Discussion on General Sherman's Christmas

Military historian Stanley Weintraub talked about his book General Sherman’s Christmas: Savannah, 1864 (Smithsonian; October 27,… read more

Military historian Stanley Weintraub talked about his book General Sherman’s Christmas: Savannah, 1864 (Smithsonian; October 27, 2009). In the book he recounts Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s capture of Savannah, Georgia, on December 22, 1864. The city had been left deserted by Confederate soldiers who retreated to South Carolina. Mr. Weintraub recalls Sherman’s march to Savannah and what Christmas was like in the South during the final holiday season of the war. He also talked about how he came to write several books on the theme of Christmas in wartime. He responded to questions from members of the audience.

This event was on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at 7 p.m. at Chester County Book Company in West Chester, Pennsylvania. close

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Book Discussion on General Sherman's Christmas

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Dec 25, 2009
Last Aired:
Dec 26, 2011

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  • Dec 25, 2009 | 6:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 26, 2009 | 6:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 27, 2009 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 24, 2011 | 12:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 25, 2011 | 5:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 26, 2011 | 1:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
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