The Civil War in 1863
Gettysburg National Military Park Mid-Winter Lecture Series 2013
Today's Program: The Chancellorsville Campaign, with Historian and author Frank O'Reilly, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
The Chancellorsville Campaign began with great promise on April 30, 1863 for Joe Hooker and the Army of the Potomac.Six days later, after the bloodiest fighting yet seen in the war, Hooker and his army were in retreat and Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia had achieved Lee's most remarkable victory.
This series of free, one-hour programs begins at 1:30 p.m., in one of the theaters at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Additional lectures will take place on weekends through March 10 and are free of charge. Full schedule available by calling 717-334-1124 x 8023 or by visiting www.nps.gov/gett