Battle of the Wilderness and Longstreet's Counterattack

Kristopher White talked about Confederate General James Longstreet’s counterattack during the May 1864 Battle of the Wilderness in northern Virginia. Mr.… read more

Battle of the Wilderness and Longstreet's Counterattack Kristopher White talked about Confederate General James Longstreet’s counterattack during the May 1864 Battle of the Wilderness in northern Virginia. Mr. White described the aims of both the Union and Confederate armies at the start of the fighting and the impact of the battle on landscape. He also argued that General Longstreet’s wounding during this battle greatly affected Confederate command for the rest of the war.

This talk was part of the third annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, with the theme of “Great Attacks of the Civil War.” close

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Program ID:
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 08, 2016 | 5:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Dec 21, 2016 | 5:12am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Oct 08, 2016 | 5:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 16, 2016 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 20, 2016 | 9:48pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 21, 2016 | 1:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 21, 2016 | 5:12am EST | C-SPAN 3
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