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The Civil War in the Western Theater

Many Virginians know a lot about the Civil War in the Eastern Theater as most action occurred in the state. However, the Western Theater is equally important, as the war could not have been won without the successful execution of Gen. Winfield Scott’s Anaconda Plan. Through the use of lectures, DVD’s and class participation members will appreciate the value of “winning the West,” especially under the leadership of Generals US Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman.

Instructor Bio:

Jim Donahue is a civil engineer and a retired Coast Guard officer who became interested in the Civil War about ten years ago. He has taken several Encore Learning (Arlington, VA) Civil War classes and has been an OLLI at UVa Civil War instructor for the past three years. He is not a historian or a Civil War authority. He merely desires to facilitate the learning of the famous American Civil War for interested seniors.

Recommended Reading:

McPherson, James M. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, 1988. Gallagher, Gary, Stephen Engle , Robert Krick, and Joseph T. Glatthaar. Civil War: Fort Sumter to Appomattox, 2014.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B20 James Donahue Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13 We 9:30-11:30 a.m. Meadows Presbyterian Church WL

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