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Academic Bulletin Freshman Tutorials - 2007-08 - 7 FT 7

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FT 07-E The War in the West
Robert Olsen, Department of Chemistry
Most of the famous Civil War battles occurred in the East. Examples include the battles at Bull Run, Antietam and Gettysburg. It could be argued that the battles fought in the West, while less well known, were actually MORE important in determining the outcome of the war. In this tutorial we will explore that possibility. We will look in particular at the Ft. Henry/Ft. Donelson/Shiloh campaign, the Perryville campaign, the Vicksburg campaign, and the Battles at Chickamauga and Chattanooga. We will examine their tactical and strategic aspects and consider their consequences. Readings will include letters, diaries, memoirs and reports written by participants. In addition to papers, discussions and oral reports, class work will include a visit to a nearby battlefield.
Credits: 1