The Civil War: Lee & Jackson at Second Bull Run
Fri, July 22 • 10:30-11:30 am
In-person at Sanford
Thurs, July 28 • 10:30-11:30 am
In-person at Trailside
The Civil War: Lee & Jackson at Second Bull Run Fri, July 22 • 10:30-11:30 am In-person at Sanford Thurs, July 28 • 10:30-11:30 am In-person at Trailside
Join educator (and Civil War buff) Mike Trebilcock for an interactive program looking at all aspects of the American Civil War – from its causes to its legacy and memory. Anyone with an interest in the Civil War – from expert to novice alike – is encouraged to attend.
Lee & Jackson at Second Bull Run – Summer 1862
Fresh off his successful effort to drive George McClellan away from Richmond during the Seven Days Battles, Confederate General Robert E. Lee turned his attention north toward the new federal army defending Washington and its brash new commander – General John B. Pope.
Lee’s and Pope’s armies will clash on the old Bull Run battlefield in August 1862. The Battle of Second Bull Run highlights one of the major contrasts of the war in 1862: the effective command relationship between Lee and his top 2 subordinates – Stonewall Jackson & James Longstreet versus the dysfunctional leadership of the Union armies in Virginia – especially between Pope and McClellan (and those loyal to him).
This month’s program will examine the causes leading to the battle, brief background info on Lee and Jackson, a comparison of Union and Confederate leadership, the fighting and outcome of the battle, and the consequences of this decisive Confederate victory: Lee’s invasion of Maryland and President Lincoln restoring McClellan to command.
Reserve your spot below or by calling 989-633-3700!Online registration is available up until 2 hours prior to the program start time. If you are attempting to register less than 2 hours prior, please call 989-633-3700 for assistance.