The Civil War: AHTV - Emerging Civil War Symposium Day 1 The "Emerging Civil War" Blog sponsored a symposium on "Great Attacks of the Civil War."

Program Segments

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    6:00 PM EDT

    Civil War Battle Tactics

    David Powell talked about Civil War-era military theories, battle tactics, and formations. He described what military manuals were used and what changes were adopted over the course of the war. This talk was part of the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, with the theme of “Great Attacks of the Civil War.”

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    5:59 PM EDT

    General James Longstreet's Assault at Chickamauga

    James Ogden examined General James Longstreet’s assault at Chickamauga and assesses the actions of the general during the battle. He argued that there was a difference between the formation Longstreet had planned for the assault and how Confederate troops lined up out of necessity during the heat of the action. The Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863 is widely considered to be the Union Army’s worst defeat in the Civil War’s western theater and ranks second only to Gettysburg in terms of total casualties. The battle turned on the assault by…

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    6:00 PM EDT

    Great Attacks of the Civil War

    Historians talked about great attacks of the Civil War. They discussed what factors should be considered in evaluating engagements and which battles had the most military or symbolic significance. The discussion was part of the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, with the theme of “Great Attacks of the Civil War.”