Civil War Book Discussion: America’s War Anthology (Part III)

February 19, 2013

The College of Southern Maryland is pleased to announce that the bookthird Civil War Book Discussion will be held Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at the Calvert County Library, Prince Frederick branch, Meeting Room 1, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick, MD, from 7-9PM.  This is the third of a five part series, sponsored in part by the Maryland Humanities Council, in which three books are discussed.  Loaner copies of the books are available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the LaPlata campus library.

Civil War Book Discussion: America’s War Anthology Part III

Part III of three discussion series approaches the Battle of Shiloh, which occurred in April 1862, almost exactly a year after Fort Sumter and the secession of Virginia.  The battle redefined the boundaries of the military conflict and thousand’s of men with little training and no experience in war were thrown against one another in days of inexpressible suffering and waste.  The war was seen as a desperate, defiant effort by the Confederacy to stop the progress of the Union Army and Navy and shattered any fantasies people had that the war would be won easily by either side.

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