Civil War: The Governors and the Commanders

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Thu. March 23, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Hosted by: John L. Nau III Center for the Study of the American Civil War, UVa


Stephen D. Engle (Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union’s War Governors), and Wayne Hsieh and Williamson Murray (A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War), will discuss their Civil War histories, with the perspective of political and military leaders.

Why should you attend?

“In this expansive history of an understudied facet of the Civil War, Stephen D. Engle offers the first extended examination in more than half a century of Abraham Lincoln’s relationship with the Union’s loyal state governors. A substantial contribution to Civil War scholarship by a major scholar.”  -Gary W. Gallagher, author of Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War

A Savage War is not just a riveting military narrative of the American Civil War written by two military historians with singular pragmatic experience, but a rare and much needed strategic assessment of the aims and methods of the Union and the Confederacy – highlighted with incisive, blunt – and persuasive – appraisals of all the major generals and supreme commanders.”  – Victor Davis Hanson, author of Carnage and Culture and The Savior Generals

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