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sherman's march to the sea and union prisoners that escaped. we'll start with union general george meade, this is part of the civil war institute conference at gettysburg college. >> good morning, everyone. i'm pete car mikele and the director of the civil war institute. i welcome all of you to our panel on georgia gordon meade. i'm going to quickly go through this morning as line up. on my far right you to your left, we have john hennessey, and historian. he is also a -- the author of an acclaimed book on second bull run. to his left, scott hartwig. he is a long time friend and supporters of cwi and also a historian. retired historian from gettysburg national park. he is also written a book on the battle of antietam. it is a two volume study and the second voelume will be out in a few years. excellent. good. to the left of scott is jennifer murray. jen murray also cut her teeth as a historian right here at the gettysburg national park. and she is a professor of history at the university of virginia at wise. and many of you met ken know. he was your adviser at auburn where she completed
george gordon meade. >> he is also the author of an acclaimed book. to his left, scott hartwig. he is a longtime supporter and also a retired historian from gettysburg national park. he has written a book on the battle of antigua. -- antietem. to the left of scott is jennifer murray. she is a professor of history at the university of virginia and many of you met -- and last, we have brooke simpson, who needs no introduction. you do need an introduction? not everyone on c-span audience knows you. brooks is a professor of history at arizona state. let's turn to george gordon meade. the man who was behind one of the most important victories in american military history is barely recognized for his role in defeating the army at gettysburg. meade in fact, saw this coming. december 7, 1863, he wrote the following to his wife. i see the herald is constantly harping on the assertion gettysburg was fought by the common soldiers and there was no generalship display. as does come after while, it will be discovered that i was not at gettysburg at all. [laughter] >> it would have been a truly asto
introduction? not everyone on c-span audience knows you. turn to george gordon meade. man who was behind one of the most important victories in american military history is inely recognize for his role defeating the army at gettysburg. he in fact, saw this coming. december 7, 1863, he wrote the following to his wife. i see the herald is constantly harping on the assertion gettysburg was fought by the common soldiers in their was no general shift display. as does come after while, it will be discovered that i was not at gettysburg at all. [laughter] it would have been a truly astonishing if he identified in the same letter that a kernel of was the truent savior of gettysburg. so, that leads us to this. why doesn't george gordon need have a bobblehead all by joshua -- george gordon meade have a bobblehead d oll by joshua chamberlain? -- his bobblehead would be the biggest. [laughter] scripted, i't swear. havene bobblehead would socks on it -- my bobblehead would have socks on it. [laughter] it is 90 degrees outside. we will do our best to turn the conversation away from us. questiono to a
, he does. in fact he is sent down in 1867 to handle george and several other states. actually, for all his earlier reserve about his issues of race, much more aggressive in protecting african-americans especially in georgia. there's a lot of violence. however, he feels once again over swamped when grant becomes president and engages in promotions, meade finds he's not going to get a long coveted third star, which in fact goes to his long time rival, philip sheridan. so meade spends those last several years unhappy, feeling unappreciated. just after election day in 1872 with grant winning re-election, meade dies. >> and on that note we'll -- let me thank the panelists for our lively conversation. thank you all. [ applause ] >> more from the annual civil war institute constitute at gettysburg college in a moment. coming up tonight, we will look at the debate over slavery that took place in the 1790s as well as the legacy of knute gingrich. that will be at 8:00 p.m. eastern this each. american history tv is in prime time every night this month while congress is away for their summer r
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