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Grant and the Battle for the Rivers
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Craig L. Symonds, Harold Holzer (moderator)
Tue, March 26th, 2019 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)


Civil War military histories typically treat land and sea battles separately. But Ulysses S. Grant stressed joint army and naval operations aimed at both solid and liquid Confederate “assets.” Using the 1863 Vicksburg Campaign as a starting point, three distinguished historians of the era explore this revolution in military strategy.

Craig L. Symonds is Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History at the U.S. Naval War College. Harold Holzer (moderator) is the author, co-author, or editor of more than 50 books on Lincoln and the Civil War era.

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


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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