The American Civil War

April 19, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Corporate Leisure

The American Civil War: Why Gettysburg Matters…

Class Description: The Battle of Gettysburg was the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought in North America. During the first three days of July 1863, the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia turned a small town in Southern Pennsylvania into the site of a struggle. Two Armies, consisting of 160,000 men met in battle. More than 50,000 men fell as casualties (men listed as killed, wounded, or missing/captured), a scale of suffering never seen before or since on American soil." Why was it a turning point?

Instructor: Bob Morrison

Class Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018; 10 am to noon

Class Section: HIS C01 601

Classroom: CME

Cost: $15


Bob Morrison bio: Currently a grain farmer in Knox County, IL and a University of Illinois Extension, Mater Naturalist; Retired Caterpillar Product Support Marketing Division Manager; Retired U.S. Army, Field Artillery, Lieutenant Colonel (LTC); Graduate of Illinois Valley Community College; Graduate of Aurora University; Graduate of U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Member of: Field Artillery Association; Civil War Trust: American Legion.