Wednesday, March 21, 2018; 6:30pm-8:30pm | Instructor: Robrt Girardi
An examination of the interpersonal relationships between a number of generals and how these relationships shaped the events of the war. Among those generals discussed will be Ulysses S. Grant, Philip H. Sheridan, Gouverneur K. Warren, William S. Rosecrans, Joseph Hooker, Oliver O. Howard, RaAmbrose E. Burnside and George Meade. on the Confederate side, Braxton Bragg, Robert E. Lee, Joesph E. Johnston and some of their chief lieutenants, James Longstreet, William Hardee and Leonidas Polk. The professional distance between these men borne of rank often gave way to personal animosities or friendships, which affected not only army performance but also morale. Some of these men were able to overlook personality differences, others never did.