Book Discussion on One Damn Blunder from Beginning to End

Gary Joiner talked about his book One Damn Blunder From Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign of 1864. The main objective of the Union… read more

Gary Joiner talked about his book One Damn Blunder From Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign of 1864. The main objective of the Union campaign was to seize Shreveport, Louisiana, which at that time was the Confederate capital of Louisiana. It was the only campaign in the pivotal year of 1864 that the Union lost. However, with the Union not eager to talk about this loss, and the South in no position to brag, it has remained a little told story until now. "One damn blunder from beginning to end" is a direct quote from Union General William Tecumseh Sherman when he was asked about the campaign. Professor Joiner gave the details of the campaign.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Shreveport, Louisiana, on February 6-9 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close

Javascript must be enabled in order to access C-SPAN videos.

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

People in this video

  • Joiner, Gary D. Director Louisiana State University in Shreveport->Red River Regional Studies Center

Hosting Organization

Series

More information about

Book Discussion on One Damn Blunder from Beginning to End

430 Views
Program ID:
304653-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
First Aired:
Mar 3, 2012
Last Aired:
Mar 5, 2012

Airing Details

  • Mar 03, 2012 | 12:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 04, 2012 | 4:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 04, 2012 | 5:20pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 04, 2012 | 8:33pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 05, 2012 | 5:33am EST | C-SPAN 2
Purchase a DVD or Download

Book Discussion on One Damn Blunder from Beginning to End

  • DVD
    Length:
    00:34:40
    Price:
    $29.95
    Add to Cart
  • MP3 audio
    Length:
    00:34:40
    Price:
    $0.99
    Add to Cart

Clips from This Video