Monday, February 22, 2021

North Jersey Civil War Roundtable Meeting


The League of Historical Societies of New Jersey -- www.lhsnj.org


North Jersey Civil War Roundtable Meeting
WHEN: Thursday, February 25, 7:14 p.m. 
WHEREZOOM
Please submit your request for meeting link to
NJCivilWarRT@aol.com 

THE MAIN FINAL CONFLICT OF THE CIVIL WAR: GENERALS SHERMAN & JOHNSTON IN THE CAROLINAS
Presented by PHILLIP S. GREENWALT

With General Grant and Lee and their forces locked in siege around Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia, General William T. Sherman was on the move with his blue-clad soldiers. His plan was to reach Virginia through the Carolinas, eviscerating any Confederates in his front and the territory in between. In a desperate gamble, Confederate General Joseph Johnston was recalled to service and gathered any and all forces he could muster. This included the remnants of the Army of Tennessee. In a last-ditch hope, the Confederates hoped to stymie Sherman and reverse the dying fortunes of the Confederate States of America. 

The actions in North Carolina that resulted in engagements at Averasboro and Bentonville and the surrender at Bennett Place have been overshadowed by the closing of hostilities in Virginia. However, this does not diminish their importance. This lecture will discuss these two battles, the surrender site, and what it meant for both sides.

Phillip S. Greenwalt is a full-time historian with Emerging Civil War and co-founder of Emerging Revolutionary War. He is the co-author or author of five books on the American Civil and American Revolutionary Wars. He holds a graduate degree in American history from George Mason University and a history degree from Wheeling Jesuit University. He is currently a supervisory park ranger with the National Park Service in Florida. 

His books can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and through the Savas Beatie, LLC website."