Webinar "Waterloo in Pennsylvania? The Quest for Decisive Battle in the Civil War"

Dr. Gerald J. Prokopowicz

Gerald J. Prokopowicz is the author of Did Lincoln Own Slaves? Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about Abraham Lincoln and All for the Regiment: The Army of the Ohio, 1861-1862 as well as the online host of Civil War Talk Radio. He served for nine years as the resident Lincoln Scholar at the Lincoln Museum, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he helped create the award-winning exhibit, “Abraham Lincoln and the American Experiment,” and edited Lincoln Lore. Dr. Prokopowicz is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Lincoln Studies Center and the Lincoln Forum, and holds a law degree from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. He is currently a professor and chair of the history department at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: You’ll hear familiar explanations for outcomes of famous Civil War battles like Shiloh, Antietam, and Gettysburg—and you’ll learn why these explanations fail to hold up in the face of more recent evidence and analysis. Using as examples some of the places we visit on the “This Hallowed Ground” Civil War Tour, you’ll see how the outcome of Civil War battles had much less to do with the technology of the era or the generals who made the plans, and much more to do with the young men in blue and gray who did the fighting and dying.

DATE: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 11am CT/12:00pm ET


  1. 11:00 to 11:30: Presentation
  2. 11:30 to 11:45: Q&A

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