Sat, 15 Oct|
Waterloo in Kentucky?
When war broke out in 1861, everyone expected a short conflict. Generals based their strategies on Napoleonic warfare, where decisive battles brought about immediate political ends. Why did the American Civil War drag on for four years and produce so few decisive battles?
Time & Location
15 Oct 2022, 13:00 – 14:00 BST
About the Event
About the Speaker
Gerald J. Prokopowicz is the author of Did Lincoln Own Slaves? (2008) and All for the Regiment: The Army of the Ohio, 1861-1862 (2001), and the host of the podcast “Civil War Talk Radio” since 2004. He served for nine years as the resident Lincoln Scholar at the Lincoln Museum, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he helped create the award-winning exhibit, “Abraham Lincoln and the American Experiment,” and edited Lincoln Lore.
Dr. Prokopowicz is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Lincoln Studies Center and the Lincoln Forum. He holds a law degree from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. He is currently a professor of history at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.
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