Reflections on the Battle of Gettysburg
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Professor of History Sandra Moats will give a talk at noon Friday, July 12, at the Kenosha Civil War museum for the Second Friday Lunchbox Lecture Series.
The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1-3 in 1863 and has been described as the war's turning point resulting in the largest number of casualties of the entire war. Gettysburg was the only northern battle of the war and was a central piece of Robert E. Lee's ambitious strategy to move the war north and force the Union to sue for peace. However, the Union held its line, resulting in a significant setback for Lee and the Confederate army. In this Second Friday Lunchbox Lecture Series, Professor Moats discusses what occurred on the battlefield and its long-term significance for the war.
This is a free public program sponsored by the Milwaukee Civil War Roundtable and the Iron Brigade Association in the Civil War Museum Freedom Hall. Bring your own lunch, snacks and beverages available in Museum vending machines.