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.
Kent Masterson Brown is the author of six Civil War history books for which he has received rave reviews and numerous national awards. He has also written, hosted, and produced eight award-winning documentary films for public and cable television. He received his JD from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1974 and practiced law for thirty-seven years.