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The Anatomy of a Civil War Siege

Siege warfare has gone on as long as war itself. Despite evolving technology, the principles have changed little over millennia. There seems to have been little consideration in the Round Table’s sixty or so years, of what was in fact, a large feature of the American Civil War. In terms of military and political conclusions reached, or not, and in terms of the resources demanded for this aspect of the war, Tony Daly is seeking to examine the conflict from this approach. Firstly, he will examine why a siege is desired and by whom? It will be necessary to address the supporting and dissenting voices both within the immediate vicinity and without, to appreciate what a siege may be designed to do and why it should or should not succeed?

In recent conflicts, we have heard repeated questions of commanders as to why they find themselves in certain scenarios and what is expected of them. Ill thought through by their political masters, the answer seems to be one Bairns father would give us: “Where ‘ere because were ‘ere because were ‘ere”; not good enough! The talk will be in the form of a presentation, designed as a discussion document and all will be expected to come with their offerings.

Tony will illustrate the plight of the participants to illustrate the common themes that have afflicted so many affected either directly or indirectly by citing the siege of his beloved Vicksburg.

Tony Daly has been the only Chairman and President of the Round Table and has absolutely no idea as to how long he has been a member!


Note - The ACWRTUK AGM will commence at 13:15, ending 13:45 approximaltey, after which the meeting will commence. Ends 16:30

Admission: £10 with reservations made by 15 November 2013 - contact Treasurer for further details. Admittance cannot be guaranteed without an advance reservation.

The Venue

The Civil Service Club is situated in Great Scotland Yard, near Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross railway station, Charing Cross Underground Station (Northern and Bakerloo lines), Embankment Underground Station (Circle and District, Northern and Bakerloo lines). Click here for website


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