F303 Spring 2019 The Civil War Beyond the Battles
Tuesdays, 11:50–1:15, Mar. 26–May 7
Instructor: Jim Anderson
Each of these lectures covers a different aspect of the American Civil War. Lectures will avoid the usual focus on military campaigns or individual battles in favor of topics tangentially related to the fighting but rarely covered in the usual survey course. The topics include:
- The Provost Marshal focuses on the military “policeman,” of the 130,000-man Union Army of the Potomac.
- Faith in the Fight examines the roles and duties of army chaplains.
- Civil War Medicine discusses advances in medical treatment of wounds and diseases.
- Women’s Roles explores expanding roles of women, including combat.
- New York City in the War reveals the controversies in the nation’s largest city.
- Dan Sickles: Scoundrel exposes the checkered career of one infamous general.
spent 27 years with the CIA, including tours in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Far East. He holds degrees in history from Rhodes College and the University of Memphis. For 12 years after retirement he conducted corporate leadership training seminars featuring Civil War battlefield visits. He has been an instructor at OLLI for nine years, teaching courses and leading tours focusing on the Civil War and the American West.