Friday, June 9 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Speaker: Mr. Dick Zimmermann
A new book, More Than Just Grit: Civil War Leadership, Logistics and Teamwork in the West, 1862, has entered the collection of Civil War titles describing the war in its second and crucial year. More evenly matched on battlefields with the South than at any time later in the war, the North was able to win a series of victories, and occasionally did so with commanding generals who remain largely unknown today. Why was the North so successful in the West? Dick Zimmermann will present an original summary of his book showing the pattern of observable elements that appeared to lead to victory in these engagements.
Mr. Zimmermann was a school administrator and taught history and economics. At the Civil War Museum in Kenosha, Wisconsin, he assists in the archives, presents programs on military history, and does research for new exhibits. He has written one other book on the Civil War, articles on military history, and is a member of the Milwaukee Civil War Round Table.