James McPherson on the Battle of Antietam

Historian James McPherson talked about the Battle of Antietam. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications,… read more

Historian James McPherson talked about the Battle of Antietam. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including video Touts from high school students. Some scenes of the battlefield were shown in the background.

Professor McPherson was participating in 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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James McPherson on the Battle of Antietam

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Program ID:
307917-111
Category:
Call-In
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Sharpsburg, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
Jan 1, 1970
Last Aired:
Oct 9, 2012

Airing Details

  • Jan 01, 1970 | 1:34am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 16, 2012 | 5:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 17, 2012 | 2:21am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 08, 2012 | 3:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 09, 2012 | 2:29am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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