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  • Union General John Bufords Gettysburg Defense
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    Union General John Buford's Gettysburg Defense

    Eric Wittenberg, author of The Devil’s to Pay: John Buford at Gettysburg - A History and Walking Tour, talked about Union General John Buford’s Gettysburg defense. This talk was a part of a symposium…

  • Cavalry at Gettysburg
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    Cavalry at Gettysburg

    Eric Wittenberg talked about the cavalry action on July 3rd at the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. He described the fighting on East Cavalry Field and argued against the theory that Confederate…

  • Discussion on Evaluating the Sesquicentennial
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    Evaluating the Civil War Sesquicentennial

    Public historians and authors talked about the obstacles and successes of remembering the Civil War on its 150th anniversary, and how it compared to earlier anniversary celebrations. They…

  • Battle of Trevilian Station
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    Battle of Trevilian Station

    Eric Wittenberg talked about the Battle of Trevilian Station, which took place in Virginia on June 11 and 12, 1864. Wittenberg explained how Union General Ulyssess S. Grant decided to send cavalry…