April 11, 2023
The Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table is pleased to announce that its next meeting will be held Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 7:00pm at The Maryland Veterans Museum, 11000 Crain Highway North, Newburg, MD 20664.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Bradley Gottfried
The Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table is pleased to welcome its founder back to discuss his latest book, Lee Invades the North: A Comparison of the Antietam and Gettysburg Campaigns.
Robert E. Lee embarked on two major invasions of the north in 1862 and 1863 that culminated in the battles of Antietam and Gettysburg. While each has been extensively studied, there have been few (to none) comprehensive comparisons of the two. In this presentation, Brad Gottfried will compare and contrast the two campaigns that began with such promise for the Army of Northern Virginia. The presentation will cover the political climate, war effort, the armies, leadership, military intelligence, routes to the battlefield, preliminary encounters, battlefield terrain, the battles, and post-campaign events. Gottfried will have copies of his new book: Lee Invades the North: A Comparison of the Antietam and Gettysburg Campaigns available for sale.
Brad Gottfried was born and raised in Philadelphia and after receiving his Ph.D. in Zoology, he embarked on a 40-year career in higher education. He retired in 2017 as the President of the College of Southern Maryland. He has written 17 books and numerous magazine articles pertaining to the Civil War. Although perhaps best known for his campaign “map books,” he has also written on Gettysburg, the Point Lookout Prisoner of War Camp, and the Hope Antietam paintings. Brad is an Antietam Certified Battlefield Guide and a Gettysburg Licensed Town Guide. He is married to his wife, Linda, and they have four children and four grandchildren.
Attendance is free, but membership is encouraged. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.