History Happy Hour Episode 159 – General Meade at Gettysburg
Guest: Kent Masterson Brown
Sunday, August 20, 2023
This week on History Happy Hour: Union general George G. Meade guided his forces to victory in the Civil War's most pivotal battle. But he is often dismissed or left out when commentators discuss the great leaders of the Civil War. Did he lead his troops to victory, or was he just along for the ride?
This week Chris and Rick talk about Meade with Kent Masterson Brown, author of the recent book Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command. We’ll explore Brown’s contention that Meade deserves far more credit than he usually receives for the way he handled the Army of the Potomac during and after this critical Civil War battle.
Meade at Gettysburg, Sunday at 4PM ET, on History Happy Hour, where history is always on tap.