Sun, Jan 15|
HISTORYtalks: We Ride a Whirlwind: Sherman and Johnston at Bennett Place by Eric Wittenberg
Time & Location
Jan 15, 7:00 PM EST
About the Event
Please join us for a Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours Lecture Series! Our next lecture will be: We Ride a Whirlwind: Sherman and Johnston at Bennett Place by Eric Wittenberg. Cost is $6 per person. Zoom Login details will be sent with your email registration confirmation.
While the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House rightfully receives a great deal of attention as a critical moment, it was NOT the end of the Civil War. More than 125,000 Confederate troops remained in the field consisting of four separate armies. When Gen. Joseph Johnston surrendered to Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman at Bennett Place near Durham, North Carolina on April 26, 1865, Johnston surrendered 90,000 Confederate troops, the largest surrender of the Civil War, representing all remaining troops east of the Mississippi River, with the exception of the Confederate garrison at Mobile, Alabama. Yet, these events are often overlooked and downplayed. This talk will bring those important events to life and put them in their proper historical context.
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.