HPU Events

This Cruel War: Strategic Concepts in the Civil War

February 06, 2013 06:30 PM - February 06, 2013 08:00 PM

Location: Kapolei Public Library

Event Type: Lecture

Presented by— Justin W. Vance, HPU Assistant Professor of History
Battle in the American Civil War was heavily influenced by the legacy of Napoleonic warfare, yet the Civil War is often referred to as the first modern or total war. Through this lens of strategy and tactics, the technology, the great military leaders, and key campaigns and battles of the Civil War are analyzed.

This topic is part of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Traveling Exhibition: Civil War 150 • January 28-February 9, 2013 • Kapolei Public Library

The Civil War is the most transformative period in US history. Drawing upon letters, personal accounts, and images, Civil War 150 invites Americans to understand how soldiers, presidents, freedmen, and families grappled with the end of slavery, the nature of democracy and citizenship, the human toll of civil war, and the role of a president in wartime.