The Battle of Spotsylvania represents the beginning of modern war.
October 25th, 2014
On a beautiful Fall day in central Virginia, our classmate Wick Murray, Ohio State History Professor Emeritus and noted military history author and consultant, led his third Civil War exploration for the class at the Spotsylvania Battlefield. We delved into the moment that General Grant took command in the East, transforming the Army of the Potomac into the instrument that defeated the Army of Northern Virginia as Grant continued to develop many elements of modern military strategy.
The outing was ably managed again by Paul Field with “Wickipedia” signage decorating the bus. Attendees included Paul Field, Michael and Lynne Freeland, Marc and Rose Lavietes, Wick Murray, Alan and Inga Parker, Jay and Terry Rixse, Jon and Susan Rose, Herb and Nancy Rosenthal, Guy Struve, Fielding Williams, Jim and Birdie Wetmur. Also participating were Paul’s son in law Tom Weeks and Herb’s friend David Eisenstein.
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