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Canceled
Lectures & Conversations
Great Battles of the Civil War: Fredericksburg
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
John F. Marszalek
James M. McPherson
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Wed, May 21st, 2014 | 6:30 pm
$34
(members $20)

 

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EVENT DETAILS

It was a “slaughter pen,” Robert E. Lee remarked about his repulse of the Union attack on the heights above Fredericksburg, Virginia, in December 1862. Indeed, the Union defeat nearly changed history. Robert E. Lee’s successful defense of Fredericksburg crushed Union morale, humiliated federal commander Ambrose Burnside, almost upended plans for Emancipation—and undoubtedly prolonged the bloody Civil War. Experts on this neglected battle re-imagine its power and impact.

SPEAKER BIOS

John F. Marszalek is a Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Mississippi State University, executive director and managing editor of the Ulysses S. Grant Association, and author of Sherman’s Other War. James M. McPherson, the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton University, is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom. Harold Holzer (moderator) has written and edited more than 40 books on Lincoln and the Civil War era and is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal.

LOCATION

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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