LIVE: Gettysburg College Civil War Institute Annual Summer Conference

by NinaShelton

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday & 9am Sunday, June 23-24, 2018
Gettysburg College Civil War Institute Annual Summer Conference
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania   


Our LIVE coverage includes:


  • 8:30am - Judith Giesberg of Villanova University on Union troops and pornography
  • 9:45am – Author Kent Masterson Brown on Union Commander George Gordon Meade at the Battle of Gettysburg
  • 11am – Gettysburg College Civil War Institute director Peter Carmichael on the "common soldier"
  • 1:45pm - Michael Birkner of Gettysburg College on Dwight Eisenhower at Gettysburg, where he was stationed for training during World War I and later retired after his presidency
  • 3:15pm – Former Pamplin Historical Park director A. Wilson Greene on the Battle of the Crater during the Siege of Petersburg


  • 9am - Jonathan Lande, a New-York Historical Society & New School post-doctoral fellow, on desertion among U.S. Colored Troops
  • 10:15am - Brooks Simpson of Arizona State University on President Abraham Lincoln and his relationship with two of his commanding generals, George McClellan and Ulysses S. Grant  
  • 1:15pm – A roundtable discussion among five scholars on the memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
  • 2:45pm - Elizabeth Varon of the University of Virginia on Elizabeth Van Lew, who operated a Union spy ring out of the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia

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