American Military University has partnered with the Weider History Group for a great series of webcasts centered around the Civil War.
Next week’s presentation in AMU’s Civil War Series:
The Battle of Shiloh
A battle that introduced carnage to the Civil War
May 6, 2010 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET
The Battle of Shiloh was the Confederacy’s first great effort to roll back the tide of Union success in the decisive Western Theater of the Civil War. It was also the Confederacy’s best chance for victory. For the Union, Shiloh was the first major test for Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the leaders serving under him, namely Don Carlos Buell and Brig. Gen. William T. Sherman. How were these men viewed after their victory at Shiloh? Conversely, how did the Confederacy deal with Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston’s death? Could any Confederate general have prevented Union invasion on the Cumberland or Tennessee Rivers?
Join American Military University and the Weider History Group for this live webcast event that will highlight the importance of the Battle of Shiloh and the effect it had on the outcome of the Civil War. Our speakers will also discuss what would have happened in case of a decisive Confederate victory at Shiloh. Such an event would have removed Grant and Sherman, the Union’s two ablest commanders, and would have opened the way to probable further Confederate victories that might have changed the outcome of the war.
Join us in a few weeks for the third installment in this series:
The Battle of Gettysburg
Interpreting the bloodiest battle of the Civil War
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET