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Gettysburg College Civil War Institute Annual Summer Conference

Ulysses S. Grant & Robert E. Lee

Ulysses S. Grant & Robert E. Lee

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosts a conference exploring "The War in 1864," and American History TV had LIVE all-day coverage on Saturday, June 21 from 8:45am to 4:45pm ET. Scheduled speakers were:





·         8:45am ET: “Robert E. Lee & the Search of a Battle of Annihilation” – Peter Carmichael, Gettysburg College

·         10am ET: “U.S. Grant and the Problem of Virginia in 1864” – Brooks Simpson, Arizona State University

·         11:15am ET: “The Sand Creek Massacre” – Ari Kelman, University of California, Davis

·         2pm ET: “John Bell Hood’s Tennessee Campaign” – Brian Craig Miller, Emporia State University

·         3:30pm ET: “The Burning of Chambersburg” – Megan Kate Nelson, Brown University 

Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014 at 12:11pm (ET)

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