On Sunday, February 16, at 4 p.m., bestselling author Donald L. Miller, Ph.D., is returning to present a program on his latest book, Vicksburg: Grant’s Campaign That Broke the Confederacy. This deeply researched history tells the fascinating story of the longest military campaign of the Civil War, which put the Mississippi River under Union control, split the Confederacy, freed more than 100,000 slaves, and solidified the reputation of General U. S. Grant. Thousands of Georgia troops fought for the Confederacy in this campaign. As Grant wrote in his memoirs, “The fate of the Confederacy was sealed when Vicksburg fell.”
Dr. Miller is the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History Emeritus at Lafayette College and author of ten books, including the critically acclaimed bestseller Masters of the Air. He has hosted, coproduced, or served as historical consultant for more than thirty television documentaries and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and numerous other publications. His lecture will be followed by a book signing. This event is free and open to the public.