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OLLI at UVA and the History Club: Revisiting Civil War Turning Points: Memory, Reality, and Popular Misconception   NEW!

For more than 150 years, those who have written about the American Civil War have argued about when and where the conflict turned decisively toward a triumph for the United States. Their discussions sparked lively debates about which events constituted the most important military turning points. Gettysburg unquestionably loomed most popular in those discussions, followed by Antietam and Vicksburg.

Gallagher will question widely held ideas regarding the war's turning points. He will identify seldom mentioned candidates for the honor of "most influential battle or campaign." 


Professor Gallagher recently published a book about the subject of his talk, The Enduring Civil War: Reflections on the Great American Crisis. The book is available here at LSU Press and it is also available at Amazon:



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