By Robert Martin, PAO 19 October 2020
The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center presents a lecture by, Dr. Donald Miller of Lafayette College on the American Civil War's Vicksburg Campaign on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Miller is the author of Vicksburg: The Campaign that Broke the Confederacy.
Miller's extensively researched narrative starts with the cultural history of the plantations and slaves in Mississippi, leading into the long ravages of war and destruction wrought by General Ulysses S. Grant and his invading army.
By examining the strategic, operational, and tactical aspects of the Vicksburg campaign, Dr. Miller illuminates the campaign that split the Confederacy, opened the Mississippi River, and pushed Grant into command of all of the Union Armies.
Miller is the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History Emeritus at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. He is a New York Times Best Selling author, and has written ten books, including Masters of the Air, now being adapted for television. He has also consulted, hosted, or produced over thirty television documentaries. A professor of various history courses throughout his career, he has received six excellence in teaching awards, and numerous book and film awards.
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