Presented by Dr. Steven Woodworth, Professor, TCU
Dinner: 6:00 PM Menu: Chicken w/ King Ranch Sauce, Roasted Vegetables, Southwest Salad, Dessert – $15, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling or texting 817-307-9263.
Program: 7 PM
Location: UNT Health Science Center, MET Building, 1000 Montgomery, Fort Worth 76109, Room 109-111
The Battle of Shiloh was the first major engagement in the Western Theater in the Civil War. Two inexperienced Armies led by inexperienced commanders fought for two days in the Tennessee woods. The result was one of the bloodiest battles in American history. Casualties from Shiloh exceeded the total casualties of the War of 1812 and the Mexican War combined. The Generals for both sides – Grant for the Union and Johnston and Beauregard for the Confederacy – made numerous poor command decisions. They were responsible for everything from a lack of reconnaissance to a refusal to seize the battlefield advantage. Albert Sidney Johnston died on the field and Grant was demoted.
Despite the outcome, the Battle of Shiloh was a major learning experience for the troops and their Generals. There is no better historian to tell us about it than one of our most popular speakers – Dr. Steven Woodworh from TCU. He is not only “the” expert on The Army of the Tennessee, he is also the co-author of “Shiloh – A Battlefield Guide.” Shiloh is a great place to visit – but don’t do it without this book! We will have some available for purchase and his signature. Don’t miss this!