JOIN US FOR AN ONLINE PRESENTATION ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2020, AT 7:15 P.M.
FOR A TALK BY PROFESSOR STEVEN WOODWORTH ON:
VICKSBURG NIGHTS - WHAT REALLY HAPPENED DURING THE SIEGE
THIS PRESENTATION IS EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE
COVID-19 may have interrupted our monthly in-person meetings; but it will not prevent us from hearing a wonderful presentation this month!
The talk will focus on Steven Woodworth's new book Vicksburg Besieged
The nights of the Vicksburg siege were the most fluid and dynamic part of that six-week conflict. Whereas the daylight hours were static and predictably deadly thanks to the constant activity of each side's sharpshooters, the periods between dusk and dawn found soldiers venturing beyond their trenches and experiencing a variety of situations ranging from the natural immunity of darkness to an unnatural immunity due to the foe's indifference, even as siege works were pressed closer and closer to the defenders' fortifications. Yet there was always the possibility that a small but deadly battle might break out on the darkened slopes of no-man's land. Once night fell, a man never knew just what to expect.
Professor Steven E. Woodworth received his B.A. in 1982 from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and his Ph.D. in 1987 from Rice University in Houston, Texas. After teaching at small colleges in Oklahoma and Georgia, he came to Texas Christian University in 1997 and is now a professor of history there. Over the years he has authored, co-authored, or edited thirty-three books, including The Tennessee Campaign of 1864 (2016), This Great Struggle, America's Civil War (2012), Manifest Destinies: America's Westward Expansion and the Road to Civil War (2010), Nothing but Victory: The Army of the Tennessee, 1861-1865 (2006), While God Is Marching On: The Religious World of Civil War Soldiers(2001), and Jefferson Davis and His Generals: The Failure of Confederate Command in the West (1990).
Pasadena CWRT - Tuesday, August 25, 2020
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