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We have a new confirmation for our April meeting! Chris Mackowski will be joining us. Prepare for this as a ZOOM experience like no other!

Second-Guessing Richard Ewell: The First Day at Gettysburg: It might be the most second-guessed decision of the war. On July 1, 1863, Confederate Lt. Gen. Richard Ewell decided it was not “practicable” to storm the Union position at Gettysburg after a hard day of fighting. As a result, history has scapegoated Ewell for the Confederate loss there, and critics have loudly wondered, “If Stonewall Jackson had been there….” But Ewell made a militarily sound decision—as a look at the facts will show.

Chris is the editor-in chief and co-founder of Emerging Civil War. He teaches writing at the Jandoli School of Communication at St. Bonaventure University and has worked as an historian for the National Park Service. Among his many books on the Civil War are Fight Like the Devil: The First Day at Gettysburg and Stay and Fight It Out: The Second Day at Gettysburg to be published in paperback on April 15.

Last updated 17 January 2020 at 6:06 pm

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