Tuesday March 28, 2017 at 7:15 p.m. at the Pasadena Central Library - Professor Steven Woodworth of TCU will speak on "Zouaves on Little Round Top: The 44th New York and the Battle of Gettysburg"
Professor Steven Woodworth of TCU will share his considerable insights on a fascinating part of the Battle of Gettysburg: "Zouaves on Little Round Top: The 44th New York and the Battle of Gettysburg"
The 44th New York was originally recruited as a Zouave regiment in honor of Elmer Ellsworth. Ellsworth was the popularizer of the Zouave fad in the years before the war . He also became the Union's first martyr when he was shot after hauling down a Confederate flag in Alexandria, Virginia.
By July 1863 the 44th New York, also known as the Ellsworth Avengers, no longer wore Zouave uniforms, but it was in that month that the regiment had its greatest moment--and its bloodiest battle--as part Strong Vincent's brigade with the mission of holding Little Round Top on the second day at Gettysburg.
Professor Woodworth was a huge hit when he spoke to the Pasadena CWRT in 2015. We are fortunate to have him back with us for this exciting presentation. Don't miss it!
Steven E. Woodworth received his B.A. in 1982 from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and his Ph.D. in 1987 from Rice University in Houston, Texas. After teaching at small colleges in Oklahoma and Georgia, he came to Texas Christian University in 1997 and is now a professor of history there. Over the years he has authored, co-authored, or edited thirty-two books, including The Tennessee Campaign of 1864 (2016), This Great Struggle, America's Civil War (2012), Manifest Destinies: America's Westward Expansion and the Road to Civil War (2010), Nothing but Victory: The Army of the Tennessee, 1861-1865 (2006), While God Is Marching On: The Religious World of Civil War Soldiers(2001), and Jefferson Davis and His Generals: The Failure of Confederate Command in the West (1990).
DATE: Fourth Tuesday of Every Month, with some exceptions. See presentation list CLICK HERE
TIME: 7:15 p.m.
PLACE: Pasadena Central Library
285 E Walnut Street - Pasadena, CA 91101
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