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Civil War Roundtable of Fairfield County Lecture
May 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Topic: The Vicksburg Campaign
Speaker: Pat Schuber
Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7pm (free of charge to members of the CWRT and SHC)
This lecture will examine the pivotal campaign waged by Ulysses S. Grant from November 1862 through July 1863 for control of the Mississippi River. This major strategic goal of Union war leaders was the most complex campaign of the Civil War. Union commanders Grant, Sherman and Porter demonstrated leadership skills which would take them to the highest levels of command.
The Vicksburg Campaign is a textbook example of combined operations involving significant cooperation between Union army and naval forces and is studied for its strategic and tactical lessons at West Point, the Command and General Staff College at Leavenworth and the Army War College at Carlisle, PA. It resulted in the fall of Vicksburg and Port Hudson in July 1863. Severed in half, the Confederacy suffered a catastrophe from which it never recovered.
Pat Schuber served in the New Jersey State Assembly for 9 years and was the County Executive of Bergen County. He is a Professor of Administrative Science at Fairleigh Dickinson University. As a recognized military history expert, Pat has conducted Leadership Staff Ride Seminars to Gettysburg, Antietam, Trenton, Princeton, Monmouth Courthouse, Brandywine and Normandy, France. He has written many articles, co-authored books and frequently lectures on military history, historical leadership, homeland security and conflict resolution. Pat is a graduate of Fordham University with a BA and received his JD at Fordham University School of Law. Our speaker last appeared at our RT in 1997 with an outstanding presentation on the Leadership Skills of Stonewall Jackson.