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Facebook LIVE! Lincoln and his Generals

The Union successfully won the Civil War, but the path to victory was often rocky. Among other things, Abraham Lincoln had to juggle the various personalities of his military commanders and evolve as a leader.

Join ALPLM Oral History Director and military historian Dr. Mark DePue and ALPLM Lincoln Historian Dr. Christian McWhirter on Thursday, October 14 at 7pm Central time for a special Facebook LIVE! discussion of Lincoln’s generals and how he managed their various personalities. Was Lincoln an effective commander,-in-chief did he or his generals always make the best decisions, and what eventually led to the Union’s success? Audience questions will also be welcome as we tackle this endlessly fascinating topic.

To watch this free virtual program, just go to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Facebook page at the appointed time and scroll to the post highlighting the live event. Once you’re there, simply click on the image and watch the live video stream.

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 7pm Central time on the ALPLM Facebook page.

October 14, 2021 7:00 PM – October 14, 2021 8:00 PM
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 N 6th St
Springfield, Illinois 62701
Admission is free
Register online at
(217) 558-8844

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