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: Burnside vs. Longstreet in East Tennessee: The Fall 1863 Knoxville Campaign, with John Hoptak.
Following his pivotal role in the Confederate victory at Chickamauga, in September 1863, General James Longstreet was sent north with 12,000 men into East Tennessee to contend with a Union force commanded by General Ambrose Burnside, with both sides vying for control of this critical region and especially the city of Knoxville. The campaign that followed, undertaken in the most wretched of conditions, witnessed Longstreet and his men utterly defeated while Burnside and his soldiers emerged triumphant, securing Knoxville and East Tennessee firmly for the Union. Learn more about this long overshadowed but critically important campaign with all its attendant battles.
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 »