January 13, 2015
The Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table is pleased to announce that its next meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:00pm at the College of Southern Maryland’s Center for Business and Industry, Chaney Enterprises Conference Center, Room BI-113, at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata, MD.
Guest Speaker: David G. Moore
Join the Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table as we welcome author David G. Moore, who will discuss with us his new book, William S. Rosecrans and the Union Victory. The first biography of Union General William S. Rosecrans in more than fifty years. David Moore will take us on journey that describes the military successes and important results garnered by Gen. Rosecrans that helped lead to the Union victory in the Civil War. From winning the first major campaign of the Civil War in West Virginia in 1861, to victories in northeastern Mississippi, making possible the success of the Vicksburg campaign, to two successful campaigns in Tennessee and finally the successful defense of Missouri from Confederate invasion in 1864, Mr. Moore will explain how, despite these triumphs, Gen. Rosecrans would be removed from command four times and how politics played a role in these changes and throughout the war. It promises to be a very enlightening evening as we learn a little more about the Union General who championed advances in medical care, transportation and cartography, a man more interested in engineering as well as theology and a soldier affectionately known as “old Rosy”!