Sherman vs. Johnston: The Last Surrender
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
John F. Marszalek, Craig L. Symonds
Tue, April 18th, 2017 | 6:30 pm
(Members $32)


Just three weeks after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox and two weeks after Booth killed Lincoln in Washington, General Joseph Johnston surrendered the rest of the Confederate army to William Tecumseh Sherman at Greensboro, NC. But Union officials rejected Sherman's over-generous terms—a move that undermined the newly restored peace and threatened to reignite the Civil War. Experts discuss the consequences of this pivotal moment.

John F. Marszalek is William L. Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Mississippi State University. Craig L. Symonds is Professor Emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy and the award-winning author of Lincoln and His Admirals.

Program Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Harold Holzer is no longer available to participate in this program.


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