Overview of the Civil War in 1861
Peter Carmichael gave an overview of the Civil War in 1861. He touched on the social, political and military components that led to the… read more
Peter Carmichael gave an overview of the Civil War in 1861. He touched on the social, political and military components that led to the start of the war. He encouraged scholars to help develop a “usable” history of the era that does not shy away from complex issues. Professor Carmichael gave a PowerPoint during his presentation and then responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Overview: The War in 1861” was the opening address of the 29th annual summer conference of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, “Mobilizing for War and the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run.” close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Peter S. Carmichael Director Gettysburg College->Civil War Institute
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