The Army of the Potomac and its leadership have been criticized for their performance following “Pickett’s Charge” at Gettysburg. During the period from July 4 through July 14, 1863, the leadership at all levels, casualties, logistics, and politics all played key roles. This talk uses primary source material to examine the condition of Major General George Meade’s army and its movements and actions from after Lee’s assault of July 3 through the Potomac River crossing by the Army of Northern Virginia on July 14. Join us on June 24 to hear local historian George Franks discusses “The Army of the Potomac: After Pickett’s Charge”.

George Franks

George F. Franks, III is the author of Battle of Falling Waters 1863: Custer, Pettigrew, and the End of the Gettysburg Campaign. He is the president of the Hagerstown Civil War Round Table and the founder and president of the Battle of Falling Waters 1863 Foundation. He serves on the C&O Canal National Historic Park Federal Advisory Commission and the Washington County Antietam Battlefield Advisory Committee. George lives in an historic home on the July 14, 1863 Falling Waters Battlefield near Williamsport in Maryland.

Come join leading historians and scholars as they discuss intriguing topics about their latest works and research on the Maryland Campaign and the Civil War during our Civil War Summer Lecture Series.

These indoors programs are sponsored by the Jacob Rohrbach Inn and will be held in McKinley Hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m.  The church is located at 209W Main Street with a small parking area off the alley. More parking is available on Main and Hall Streets. These lectures free and open to the public. Each week we hold a drawing in which the proceeds support the Save Historic Antietam Foundation. Be sure to check our Facebook page for updates and changes to the schedule.