Pipe Creek effect Chamberlain Roundtable topic Oct. 13

BRUNSWICK – Peter Vermilyea will discuss “The Pipe Creek Effect: How General Meade’s Contingency Plan Impacted the Battle of Gettysburg,” at the Joshua Chamberlain Civil War Roundable, 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, Morrell Room, Curtis Memorial Library 23 Pleasant St.
Arguments and controversies have dominated discussion about Pipe Creek. Focusing on them, however, obscures the fact that Gen. George Meade’s Pipe Creek Circular had a direct impact on the way the actual battle of Gettysburg was fought. Looking closely at the Pipe Creek Circular offers us new perspectives on the Civil War’s most famous battle and provides a new understanding of Union tactics on three days in July 1863.
Vermilyea has authored or edited five books and a dozen articles on Civil War history. He teaches history at Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, Conn., and at the University of Connecticut. He is the co-director of the student scholarship program at the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute. He at work on a study on the coming of war in Connecticut.