Location: Gettysburg NMP Museum and Visitor Center | Map Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Fee Information: Free of charge Contact Name: Gettysburg National Military Park Contact Phone Number: (717) 334-1124, ext. 8023
The Civil War in 1863
Gettysburg National Military Park Mid-Winter Lecture Series 2013
Today's Program: With Porter on the Mississippi, Union Naval Operations in the Vicksburg Campaign, with Karlton Smith
Although Ulysses S. Grant deserves high praise for the success of the Vicksburg Campaign, it is often forgotten that the U.S. Navy played a critical role in helping him capture Vicksburg, and that to be successful Grant needed to forge a relationship and work closely with Admiral David Dixon Porter, the naval commander.Porter and Grant formed a winning combination that led to one of the Union's greatest successes of the war.
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/gettMore »