Symposium Spotlight: Zachery A. Fry Rounds Out Symposium Lineup

Emerging Civil War has a deep well of talent. When historian Sean Chick had an unavoidable scheduling conflict, we didn’t have to look far to take his place in our upcoming symposium lineup. While we’ll miss Sean, we’re thrilled to announce that Zachery A. Fry has stepped in to round out symposium lineup.

Zachery A. Fry is an associate professor in the Department of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He is the author of A Republic in the Ranks: Loyalty and Dissent in the Army of the Potomac (University of North Carolina Press, 2020). He received his PhD in military history in 2017 from the Ohio State University and has also served as a visiting assistant professor at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. He’s frequently found on weekends walking Eastern Theater battlefields with his wife and two-year-old daughter Merren.

And boy does Zack has a tantalizing “what if” for our attendees! His presentation asks…What if Meade Had Attacked Lee at the Potomac River after Gettysburg?

Few topics in Civil War history generate more controversy than the supposedly lackluster Union pursuit of Lee’s beaten army after Gettysburg. This talk investigates what might have occurred had George Meade’s Army of the Potomac attacked Lee’s entrenched position at Williamsport on July 13, 1863, including the potential consequences of Union defeat for the hard-pressed Lincoln administration.

A limited number of tickets are available for our upcoming symposium. We’re less than a month away! If you don’t have your ticket yet, what have you been waiting for? Grab your ticket today on our Symposium website!

We can’t wait to see everyone at Stevenson Ridge!

2 Responses to Symposium Spotlight: Zachery A. Fry Rounds Out Symposium Lineup

  1. Thank God Grant could put rocks in Lincoln’s pockets and stop him from usually meddling in military matters.

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