Presented by Dr. Jennifer Murray, Military Historian, Oklahoma State University
Zoom Presentation, April 13, 2021 – 7 PM, (invitation will follow)
This talk explores the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. Together we will cover the fighting on Culp’s Hill (the scene of the most sustained combat during the battle), the climatic Confederate assault led by General George Pickett and his division of Virginians, and the repulse of the Confederate “high tide.” We will learn about General Meade’s role in the fight of July 3 and the Army of the Potomac’s success in defeating General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia.
Dr. Jennifer M. Murray is a military historian, with a specialization in the American Civil War, in the Department of History at Oklahoma State University. In addition to delivering hundreds of Civil War battlefield tours, Murray has led World War I and World War II study abroad trips to Europe. Murray’s most recent publication is On A Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933-2013, published by the University of Tennessee Press in 2014. Murray is also the author of The Civil War Begins, published by the U.S. Army’s Center of Military History in 2012. She is currently working on a full-length biography of George Gordon Meade, tentatively titled Meade at War.
As we saw several years ago, Dr. Murray is an accomplished presenter. She is known for her sound historical research, but she also spent nine summers as an interpretive park ranger at Gettysburg. Few know the battlefield better. The result will surely be an interesting, informative and entertaining talk. Don’t miss it!