Confederate Defeat and Southern Honor
This event was part of the annual summer symposium hosted by the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute.
David Silkenat spoke about the Confederate defeat at the end of the Civil War and the idea of Southern “honor.” Mr. Silkenat explained how generals, politicians, and citizens in the North and South viewed the concept of honor, and how that perception shaped their decisions during and after the war.
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Peter S. Carmichael Director Gettysburg College->Civil War Institute
David Silkenat Lecturer University of Edinburgh->American History
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