JOIN US FOR AN ONLINE PRESENTATION ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2021, AT 7:15 P.M. PACIFIC TIME
FOR AN ONLINE PRESENTATION BY DR. BRIAN JORDAN ON THE COMMON SOLDIER IN THE CIVIL WAR
How did ordinary soldiers navigate the extremes of war? How did they make sense of their service and sacrifices? These are the questions at the heart of Brian Matthew Jordan's A Thousand May Fall, an intimate chronicle of the Civil War from the common soldier's perspective. At the heart of the tale is the 107th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, an ethnically German Union regiment caught in the crosshairs of Stonewall Jacksons flank attack at Chancellorsville--and decimated again two months later atop Blocher's Knoll at Gettysburg. Demonstrating how soldiers from a politically divided region weathered two devastating battles, the scourge of nativism, inconsistent support from home, and the ordeal of life on picket, this talk reveals the Civil War--and its long aftermath--anew.
Join us for the fascinating insights into the trenches of the U.S. Civil War and how the common soldier dealt with the daily challenges of that war.
Dr. Brian Matthew Jordan is Associate Professor of Civil War History and Chair of the Department of History at Sam Houston State University. He is the author or editor of four books, including Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War, which was a finalist (one of three runners-up) for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in History. His most recent book is A Thousand May Fall: Life, Death, and Survival in the Union Army, which was a Main Selection of the Military History Book Club and earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Jordan earned his Ph.D. at Yale University and for the last eight years has served as the Book Review Editor for The Civil War Monitor. His more than one-hundred reviews and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Daily Beast, Civil War History, The Journal of the Civil War Era, and The Civil War Monitor. Dr. Jordan is a native of northeastern Ohio and now lives north of Houston.
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!
Pasadena CWRT - Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 28, 2021
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
Pasadena CWRT Virtual Meeting
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