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The Eastern Theater of the American Civil War

A narrative of major military operations in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War.

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This is a 11-week virtual class using the Zoom platform.  

Tuesdays: September 6, 13, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22

7:00 - 9:00 pm CST

Join retired military officer and former Civil War battlefield guide Jeff Hoffer as he takes you through the scene of some of the Civil War’s most pivotal campaigns and actions. With the assistance of personal accounts, maps and an in-depth understanding of the period, Jeff will take you into the Civil War’s Eastern Theater through descriptions of the Confederate and Federal military operations in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania from 1861 to 1865. Each campaign from the war’s start to its finish will be set into its context, complete with causes and effects that lead our nation through the most tumultuous and bloody period in the history of the United States of America.

Jeff Hoffer is a retired military officer and veteran of both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army. He is the former historian at Ft. A. Lincoln State Park and the former command historian of the N.D. National Guard. Jeff's passion is 19th century U.S. military history, particularly that of the Civil War and the military frontier.


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