Continuing our five-year look at the Civil War, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma welcomes the University of North Carolina's Dr. Joseph Glatthaar as the third keynote speaker for the Summer History Symposium. Dr. Glatthaar is a Stephenson Distinguished Professor and teaches American military history to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Glatthaar's keynote address will focus on General William Tecumseh Sherman's innovative March to the Sea (also known as the Savannah campaign) that saw his armies moving deep within enemy territory without adequate supply lines in order to break the Southern will and capacity to continue the war. This scorched-earth campaign that fed his armies by ravaging the countryside brought a new level of brutality to the Southern front that continues to resonate down through the generations.
Glatthaar is the author of several books including The March to the Sea and Beyond: Sherman’s Troops in the Savannah and Carolinas Campaigns; Forged in Battle: The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers and their White Officers; Partners in Command: Relationships Between Leaders in the Civil War; The Civil War in the West, 1863-65; Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians in the American Revolution; General Lee’s Army: From Victory to Collapse; and Soldiering in the Army of Northern Virginia.