Join us on July 12, as we continue to look at events in the first year of the Civil War (part of our 150th anniversary program). Our guest Clayton Newell discusses the early war in western Virginia :
Meeting time: 7:30 PM, July 12, 2011.
Location: Thomas Balch Library, 208 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia.
Topic: Early War in Western Virginia
Tonight’s speaker will look at the various military actions in western Virginia early in the war with a special focus on the comparative leadership styles and decisions of George McClellan and Robert E. Lee
About our speaker:
Clayton R. Newell retired from the Army in 1992 after 27 years of active service during which he served in a variety of infantry and field artillery assignments in Vietnam, Germany, and the United States. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College where he was also the director of Joint Operations Concepts and held the John J. Pershing Chair of Military Planning and Operations. He finished his military career as Chief of Historical Services at the U.S. Army Center for Military History in Washington, D.C. Since his retirement, he has been an independent military historian, consultant, and writer. His published works include The Framework of Operational Warfare, Lee vs. McClellan: The First Campaign, The Historical Dictionary of the Persian Gulf War, as well as contributions to a variety of professional journals, dictionaries, and encyclopedias. His most recent book, co-authored with Charles R. Shrader, Of Duty Well and Faithfully Done: A History of the Regular Army in the Civil War, will be published in 2011.