Sacred Trust 2016 Day Two

Here are the lectures from the second day of the Sacred Trust talks this year at the Gettysburg National Military Park.

Pamela Toler started off with the story of nurses in the Civil War. Unfortunately the video quality was lacking for most of the video.

Eric Campbell of the Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park was next with an outstanding presentation on the critical points of the Battle of Cedar Creek:

Next was David Dixon giving a really nice talk on Charles Anderson’s “Lost Gettysburg Address.” Anderson, a brother of Major Robert Anderson of Fort Sumter fame, gave a speech in Gettysburg at the end of the day Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address. The speech was never published and only recently discovered.

Next up was Professor Allen C. Guelzo of Gettysburg College on “Did Robert E. Lee Commit Treason?” Professor Guelzo is always a fascinating speaker. This is the only talk during this day I was able to attend, and I had to leave one of the anniversary battle walks early to be able to make it to this one.

Next was Dr. Patrick Breen on “How Nat Turner’s Revolt Helps Us to Understand the Civil War.” This is a really good presentation.

Next, Dr. Ashley Whitehead Luskey talked about “The Last Confederate Christmas: Slaveholding Women, Ritual, and Authority in Civil War Richmond.” This is another good presentation.

The day ended with Patrick Schroeder, the Park Historian at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, speaking on “Myths About Lee’s Surrender.” We’ve discussed this presentation before. This is yet another excellent talk.

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