Gettysburg and Vicksburg PosterWe are presenting the fifth talk in a series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War on Thursday, December 19, at 6:00 p.m. at the Northfield Historical Society, 408 Division Street in historic downtown Northfield.

This presentation will focus on the aftermath of Gettysburg and Vicksburg.  The south was reeling after those twin defeats. Presenter Jim Stark cover several battles and events including; the fall of Port Hudson, giving the north control of the Mississippi down to the Gulf of Mexico. Battle at Fort Wagner and heroics of the 54th Massachusetts.  He will also discuss the  New York draft riots, guerrilla activity in Kansas and Missouri, and bloodiest two days of fighting in war at Chickamauga Creek, Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, and examine the Gettysburg Address.

Jim Stark, a student of the Civil War, will present, The Aftermath of Gettysburg and Vicksburg in 1863.

The program starts at 6:00 p.m.  and is free and open to the public.