Lincoln, Lieber, and the Law of War Panel

Author and law professor Gary Solis talked about the 1863 Lieber Code, authored by legal scholar Francis Lieber during the Civil… read more

Author and law professor Gary Solis talked about the 1863 Lieber Code, authored by legal scholar Francis Lieber during the Civil War. The document was one of the first attempts to codify the conventions governing the conduct of troops during wartime. Mr. Solis spoke about John Witt’s book, Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History, and argued that President Lincoln did not play a significant role in drafting the document. Panelists also spoke about the origins and purpose of the Lieber Code, and its relevance today. 

This is the second of a two-part series hosted by the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia close

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

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312539-2
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Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 7, 2013
Last Aired:
Sep 9, 2013

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  • Sep 07, 2013 | 8:29am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 08, 2013 | 3:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 09, 2013 | 4:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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