Steven Woodworth speaks at the September meeting of the Round Table
Steve’s topic for September was the Battle of the Wilderness in May 1864. The battle is notable not only for carnage it produced in the dense, tangled woods west of Chancellorsville, but for being the first battle with Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee as opposing commanders. In his fine presentation Steve focused not only on the nature of the battle itself, but on the run up to the battle and the decisions Grant faced as he began the spring campaign of 1864.
Past Presidents honored at September meeting
Top Row, L-R: Gordon Jones, Brian Wills, Bruce Stewart, Emmett Hall, Penn Templeman, Mike Behan, Grant Moseley, David Vaughan, Bill Erquitt, Grady Ireland, J.D. Humphries; Seated: Gould Hagler, Dudley Ottley, Barbara Long, Vicky Frolich, David Beale, Terry Kingery.
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Wilson Greene Winner of 2019 Richard Barksdale Harwell Award
Campaign of Giants Picked as Best Civil War Book of 2018
Gary Barnes, Chairman of the Atlanta Round Table's Richard Barksdale Harwell Award Committee, has announced that A. Wilson Greene has been selected for the 2019 award for the best book on a Civil War subject published in 2018. A Campaign of Giants: The Battle for Petersburg Volume One - From the Crossing of the James to the Crater was published by the University of North Carolina Press. The award will be presented at the Round Table's December meeting.
Greene's book was chosen from the numerous excellent books published in 2018 and reviewed by the Harwell Committee. Joanne Freeman was a finalist for the award for her book The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War.
Go here for more information on our award winner, his book and the Harwell Award.
The Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2020 award. Please see the submission guidelines for details.
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