Presentation By Dr. Steven Woodworth, Professor, TCU
September 8, 2020 Virtual Presentation 7PM (through Zoom)
Dr. Woodworth will be talking about his chapter in the new book on the Siege of Vicksburg.
“The nights of the Vicksburg siege were the most fluid and dynamic part of that six-week conflict. Whereas the daylight hours were static and predictably deadly thanks to the constant activity of each side’s sharpshooters, the periods between dusk and dawn found soldiers venturing beyond their trenches and experiencing a variety of situations ranging from the natural immunity of darkness to an unnatural immunity due to the foe’s indifference, even as siege works were pressed closer and closer to the defenders’ fortifications. Yet there was always the possibility that a small but deadly battle might break out on the darkened slopes of no-man’s land. Once night fell, a man never knew just what to expect.”
Dr. Steven Woodworth is a Professor of History at TCU. He has been speaking to our group for over 20 years. His presentations are always outstanding – clear, concise, thought-provoking and historically accurate. It is a pleasure to have him as our first “virtual” speaker for the 2020-21 year. Don’t miss it!