Generals of the Army of the Potomac, Culpeper, Va. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
November 13, 6 p.m.
ICC Auditorium, Georgetown University
United States Naval Academy and St. John’s College
November 14, 7 p.m.
Rickover Hall, U.S. Naval Academy
United States Military Academy and Mount Saint Mary College
November 14, 12:50 p.m.
Haig Room, USMA Library
United States Air Force Academy and Colorado College
November 14, 6 p.m.
Welcome to the NEH's Lessons and Legacies Resource Portal. To commemorate Veterans Day 2012, the NEH is hosting a series of screenings and panel discussion of the NEH-funded film Death and the Civil War, which aired in September on PBS as part of the American Experience series. The NEH is partnering with the following instituitions for these events:
- Georgetown University
- the United States Naval Academy and St. John's College
- the United States Military Academy and Mount Saint Mary College
- the United States Air Force Academy and Colorado College
Each event will begin with a special director's cut of Ric Burns' documentary film, Death and the Civil War, followed by a scholarly panel discussion featuring historians, veterans, and policy experts from the partner institutions. The discussions will examine lessons from the Civil War and how they can be applied to the experiences of today's soldiers. These screenings and panels will foster dialogue between students from military academies and liberal arts colleges, veterans, and their families on how students and academics can bridge the gap between the military and civilian spheres to create stronger educational support mechanisms for returning veterans.
But aside from these, and the crowd's hurrahs, and
the land's congratulations,
Admitting around me comrades close, unseen by the
rest, and voiceless
I chant this chant of my silent soul, in the name of all
-- Walt Whitman, Hymn of Dead Soldiers