Presented by Dr. Lorien Foote, Professor Texas A and M University
Location: UNT Health Science Center, MET Building, 1000 Montgomery, Room 109-111
Dinner: 6 PM – Menu: Chicken Piccata with Julienne Vegetables, Roasted New Potatoes, Garden Salad and Desserts, Cost: $15, RSVP to email@example.com or by calling or texting 817-307-9263
Program: 7 PM
Union and Confederate military commanders used a ritual of retaliation in nearly every campaign of the American Civil War. This talk will use examples from the Department of the South to explain how the ritual allowed combatants to debate the rules of civilized warfare. Retaliation in the Department of the South forced the Confederate War Department to change its policies and changed the behavior of armies in the field during campaigns in the region.
Lorien Foote is the Patricia & Bookman Peters Professor in History at Texas A&M University. She is the author of four books, editor of three volumes, and writer of numerous articles and essays on the cultural, intellectual, and military history of the American Civil War. Her books include the just-published Rites of Retaliation: Civilization, Soldiers, and Campaigns in the American Civil War (2021); The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy (2016), which was a 2017 Choice Outstanding Academic Title; and The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Manhood, Honor, and Violence in the Union Army (2010), which was a finalist and Honorable Mention for the 2011 Lincoln Prize.
This should be a great program. Don’t miss it. See you on the 8th!