Thursday, February 2, 2012

Civil War Classes for Spring 2012

My Civil War classes at Collin College return for the Spring Semester with two new courses:

Union Victories in the West Turn the Tide - After the defeats at Bull Run (Manassas) and Wilson's Creek in the fall of 1861, the North was desperate for a battlefield victory. This class will discuss the critical battles that gave rise to Ulysses S. Grant and executed Winfield Scott's Anaconda Plan. The class will discuss the battles at Fort Donelson, TN (February 11-16, 1862), New Madrid/Island No. 10, MO (February 28-April 8, 1862), Pea Ridge, AR (March 7-8, 1862), Hampton Roads, VA (March 8-9, 1862), Shiloh, TN (April 6-7, 1862), Glorieta Pass, NM (March 26-28, 1862), Forts Jackson & St. Philip, LA (April 16-28, 1862), and New Orleans, LA (April 25-May 1, 1862)

February 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:20

Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign - The Valley Campaign was General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's famous spring 1862 campaign through the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Employing audacity and rapid, unpredictable movements on interior lines, Jackson's 17,000 men marched 646 miles in 48 days and won several minor battles as they successfully engaged three Union armies (52,000 men), preventing them from reinforcing the Union offensive against Richmond.     The battles discussed will include Kernstown I, Winchester I, Cross Keys, Port Republic, and Front Royal. 

March 7 and 14
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:20

The classes are held at Collin College's Courtyard Campus at 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano, Texas.  For registration information, please click on the link.

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