Sun, May 28|
HISTORYtalk: One Continuous Fight: The Retreat From Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia
Time & Location
May 28, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
About the Event
Please join us for a Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours Lecture Series! Our next lecture will be: One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, July 13, 1863 by Eric Wittenberg.
Cost is $6 per person. Zoom Login details will be sent with your email registration confirmation.
George Gordon Meade is often criticized for failing to destroy Robert E. Lee’s army after Gettysburg. This view greatly oversimplifies the situation for many reasons. Join us on May 28, 2023 when our program coordinator, Eric Wittenberg, presents the reasons why this school of thought is simply wrong. The circumstances—including the basic operational orders that constrained Meade’s action—simply would not permit the Army of the Potomac to do more than it did. The reality is that there were 22 separate engagements during the retreat from Gettysburg in July 1863.
Eric Wittenberg is our program coordinator, an award-winning American Civil War historian and one of the country’s foremost experts on the Civil War cavalry. He is the author or co-author of 21 published books including the best-selling Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart’s Controversial Ride to Gettysburg. Eric has written more than 30 articles published in national magazines and is an avid Civil War battlefield preservationist. He is a practicing attorney and resides in Ohio with his wife, Susan.