Lee Invades the North:A Comparison of the Antietam and Gettysburg Campaigns

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Chester Library
Virtual - Zoom Program ONLY

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This program is provided by the North Jersey Civil War Round Table

Robert E. Lee and his Army of North Virginia invaded the North twice. First, in September 1862 in a campaign that culminated in the battle of Antietam. Better Known is Lee’s second invasion that ended with the battle of Gettysburg. The two campaigns have a number of similarities and differences, and this presentation will discuss the major ones. In both cases, the Union cause prevailed because of Lee’s rashness and the effective leadership of the Union army. This presentation will use a variety of photos, maps, and graphics to illustrate the major points.

About the Presenter:
Dr. Goffried received his doctorate in 1976 and the spent the next 40 years in higher education, beginning as a full-time member, and retiring in 2017 as the president of the College of Southern Maryland. In between he held a variety of administrative positions at several colleges He has written sixteen books on the Civil War, including The Maps of Gettysburg: An Atlas of the Gettysburg Campaign and The Maps of Antietam: An Atlas of the Antietam Campaign. He is Antietam Certified Battlefield Guide and a Gettysburg Licensed Town Guide.

Event Type(s): Adult Programs
Age Group(s): Adult
Presenter: North Jersey Civil War Round Table
Donnella Tilery, Adult Programs
(908) 879-7612 ext. 290

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