An event hosted by the Civil War Institute was televised on C-SPAN on November 19, 2013. The event focused on Yale University professor David Blight and his research on one of his ancestors who served in the Civil War.
Civil War author and historian David Blight talks about the career and influence of one of his predecessors in the field, Bruce Catton. From the 1950s to the 1970s, Catton researched and wrote several books about the Civil War, including the 1954 Pulitzer Prize-winning A Stillness at Appomattox. The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College hosted this event.