Event — New-York Historical Society

Sherman vs. Johnston: The Last Surrender

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

Featuring: John F. Marszalek, Craig L. Symonds, Harold Holzer (moderator)

Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Tue, April 18th, 2017 | 6:30 pm

Details: Just three weeks after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox and two weeks after Booth killed Lincoln in Washington, General Joseph Johnston surrendered the rest of the Confederate army to William Tecumseh Sherman at Greensboro, NC. But Union officials rejected Sherman’s over-generous terms—a move that undermined the newly restored peace and threatened to reignite the Civil War. Experts discuss the consequences of this pivotal moment.

John F. Marszalek is William L. Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Mississippi State University. Craig L. Symonds is Professor Emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy and the award-winning author of Lincoln and His Admirals. Harold Holzer (moderator), the author, co-author, or editor of more than 50 books on Lincoln and the Civil War era, is Jonathan F. Fanton Director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.

Cost: $44 (Members $32)

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