Presented by Dr. Steven Woodworth
Dinner at 6PM – Boxed Dinners – Assorted Sandwiches and wraps, Penne Pasta Salad, Homemade Potato Chips, Cookies – Cost $15. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-307-9263 to RSVP.
Program starts at 7PM
Location: UNT Health Science Center, MET Building, Room 109-111, Fort Worth 76107
Ulysses S. Grant famously referred to the Battle of the Crater as “the saddest affair I have witnessed in this war.” There were of course many reasons to call it this: what it could have done, the reasons it failed, and the massacre with which it ended. This lecture will explore some of the ways in which the Battle of the Crater was especially disappointing to Grant, looking at how Grant tried to assure that it would succeed or, at worst, if failing, not become the bloody fiasco it did. The circumstances that thwarted Grant’s own best efforts to secure success were in themselves sufficient reason for Grant’s sad verdict on the battle.
Dr. Steven Woodworth does not need an introduction to our group. His presentations are always memorable. We are fortunate to have one of the country’s leading leading Civil War historians in our community. He is a prolific author and his book on the Army of the Tennessee – Nothing but Victory is a classic. Books will be available for purchase and signing. See you there!