Book Discussion on Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg
Edwin Bearss, noted battlefield tour leader and former chief historian of the National Park Service, talked about his book, Receding Tide:… read more
Edwin Bearss, noted battlefield tour leader and former chief historian of the National Park Service, talked about his book, Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg, the Campaigns that Changed the Civil War (National Geographic, 2010). These two battles, both fought on Independence Day 1863, ended in Union victory, marking the high tide of Confederate military fortune and ultimately dooming the South’s effort at secession. He also responded to questions from members of the audience.
This program was a noon lecture held in the McGowan Theater in conjunction with the National Archives exhibition, “Discovering the Civil War,” marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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