ECW on C-SPAN: Sean Chick on P. G. T. Beauregard

Sean Chick started Saturday with a discussion of P. G. T. Beauregard.

C-SPAN kicks off its coverage this weekend of the Seventh Annual Emerging Civil War at Stevenson Ridge. We gathered in Spotsylvania, Virginia, on the first weekend of August to talk about “Fallen Leaders.” This weekend, C-SPAN 2 will begin airing segments from the symposium. (And please note: these air on C-SPAN 2 now, rather than on C-SPAN 3.)

Coverage kicks off this Saturday, September 25, at 5:30 p.m. with Sean Michael Chick’s talk about P. G. T. Beauregard. After it airs, it will be available on C-SPAN’s website here:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?513972-2/fallen-leaders-confederate-general-pgt-beauregard

On Saturday, October 2, Sarah Kay Bierle’s talk on the “Gallant” John Pelham will air on C-SPAN 2 at 7 p.m. After it airs, it will be available on C-SPAN’s website here:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?513972-3/fallen-leaders-confederate-officer-john-pelham

And on Saturday, October 9, Matt Atkinson’s talk on the fall of Earl Van Dorn will air at 6:00 p.m. After it airs, it will be available on C-SPAN’s website here:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?513972-4/fallen-leaders-confederate-general-earl-van-dorn

That’s everything C-SPAN has scheduled at the moment, but expect more to follow. We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available.

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2 Responses to ECW on C-SPAN: Sean Chick on P. G. T. Beauregard

  1. Mike Maxwell says:

    It is difficult to get a true analysis of PGT Beauregard’s Civil War career, as most school history classes, in constantly striving for oversimplification, have reduced Beauregard to a minor player at Fort Sumter and Bull Run, and something less than that, afterwards… and therefore deserving of no significant notice after Battle of Shiloh. Sean Chick provides a solid, well-researched presentation of General Beauregard’s Civil War experience, and post-war career well worth the fifty minutes required to view on C-Span.
    Thank You, Sean Chick.

  2. Lyle Smith says:

    Nice talk Sean! Looking forward to your Beauregard book. I’ve thought for a number of years that Beauregard needed a relook at. It’s going to take some time to get some peoples’ view that Beauregard was a “loon”. Reminds me of people talking about Rosecrans as if he was a “bad” or “weak” general. Balderdash.

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