Dwight Pitcaithley on Southern Secession

Dwight Pitcaithley, former chief historian of the National Park Service, spoke about the South’s perceived need to secede from the… read more

Dwight Pitcaithley, former chief historian of the National Park Service, spoke about the South’s perceived need to secede from the Union and secession as a constitutional crisis. He responded to questions from members of the audience at Antietam National Battlefield. 

This was part of a National Park Service program to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Dwight Pitcaithley on Southern Secession

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307917-102
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Sharpsburg, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
Sep 16, 2012
Last Aired:
Oct 8, 2012

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  • Sep 16, 2012 | 12:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 16, 2012 | 8:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 08, 2012 | 9:54am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 08, 2012 | 8:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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