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Wed, October 21, 2020

Live Stream - Vicksburg: The Campaign that Broke the Confederacy

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The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center will live-stream a lecture on the American Civil War's Vicksburg Campaign on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 6:30 PM EDT at https://www.armywarcollege.edu/live. The featured speaker, Dr. Donald Miller of Lafayette University, will base his lecture on his new book, Vicksburg: The Campaign that Broke the Confederacy. Online viewers can participate in the question and answer portion of the presentation by emailing questions to usarmy.carlisle.awc.mbx.ahec-ves@mail.mil, or by direct messaging the USAHEC on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/USAHEC).

In this lecture, Dr. Donald Miller will tell the epic tale of the longest, and possibly most decisive, campaign of the American Civil War. Miller’s extensively researched narrative starts with the cultural history of the plantations and slaves in Mississippi, leading into the long ravages of war and destruction wrought by General Ulysses S. Grant and his invading army. By examining the strategic, operational, and tactical aspects of the Vicksburg campaign, Dr. Miller illuminates the campaign that split the Confederacy, opened the Mississippi River, brought over 100,000 slaves out of servitude, and pushed Grant into command of all of the Union Armies.

Dr. Donald L. Miller is the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History Emeritus at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. Dr. Miller is a New York Times Best Selling author, and has written ten books, including Masters of the Air, now being adapted for television. Dr. Miller has also consulted, hosted, or produced over thirty television documentaries. A professor of various history courses throughout his career, Dr. Miller has received six excellence in teaching awards, and numerous book and film awards.