Author to Present Battle of Shiloh Program at Monocacy
The first great bloody battle of the Civil War occurred at Shiloh. Its name means "place of peace" but on April 6 & 7, 1862 Shiloh was anything but peaceful. Come discover the role that Gen. Lew Wallace, Union commander at the Battle of Monocacy, played in the Battle of Shiloh. Why was Gen. U.S. Grant heavily criticized for his performance? Was the death of the Gen. A.S. Johnston really a serious blow to Confederate military hopes? Come hear answers to these questions and more.
On Saturday, April 14 at 1:00 p.m. Gail Stephens, author of Shadow of Shiloh, will provide insight into this critical western battle, which is commemorating its 150th anniversary. The program is FREE, but registration is required due to limited space. For more information and reservations call 301-662-3515.
Did You Know?
Monocacy National Battlefield was created by an act of Congress in 1934, but did not open to the public until 1991. More...