Desperate Engagement: Battlefield Tour Marc Leepson talked about his book Desperate Engagement: How a Little-Known Civil War Battle Saved Washington, D.C., and Changed American… read more

Desperate Engagement: Battlefield Tour Marc Leepson talked about his book Desperate Engagement: How a Little-Known Civil War Battle Saved Washington, D.C., and Changed American History, published by Thomas Dunne Books. Historian and journalist Marc Leepson took Book TV on a tour of several National Battlefield Park locations in Maryland and Washington, D.C. During the tour he told the story of the 1864 battle that could have led to the capture of the U.S. Capitol by a Confederate army led by General Jubal Early. On July 11 and 12, 1864, President Lincoln observed the battle and was nearly shot by a confederate sharpshooter.

Marc Leepson is a journalist and author of eight books including Flag: An American Biography and What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life.... Mr. Leepson has also written for many magazines including Smithsonian, Vietnam and Military History.

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Desperate Engagement: Battlefield Tour

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Location:
Maryland, United States
First Aired:
Dec 29, 2007
Last Aired:
Aug 20, 2014

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  • Dec 29, 2007 | 5:17pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 31, 2007 | 12:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 05, 2008 | 1:30pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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