JANUARY 11, 2017
SPEAKER: Dr. Steven Woodworth, Professor, TCU
Steven E. Woodworth received his BA degree from Southern Illinois University in 1982 and his Ph.D. from Rice University in 1987. He has taught at several colleges and is currently Professor of History at Texas Christian University where he has taught since 1997. He is the author, co-author, or editor of 30 books on the Civil War, including Jefferson Davis and His Generals, Davis and Lee at War, Six Armies in Tennessee, Nothing but Victory: The Army of the Tennessee, 1861-1865, Manifest Destinies: America’s Westward Expansion and the Road to the Civil War, and most recently, Shiloh: Confederate High Tide in the Heartland
Dr. Woodworth is a favorite speaker and good friend of the Civil War Round Table of Dallas and recipient of our 2002 Grady McWhiney Award of Merit.
TOPIC: The 44th New York at Gettysburg – Zouaves on Little Round Top
Most people who visit the Gettysburg battlefield with a serious interest in the Civil War visit Little Round Top. Most people who visit Little Round Top notice the castle-like monument near the south end of the summit. That monument commemorates 44th New York Volunteers, an interesting regiment with quite a story behind it before it arrived at Gettysburg. There it was part of Strong Vincent’s brigade, rushed to Little Round Top to hold the hill against the advance of Hood’s Texans and Law’s Alabama brigade. Vincent’s left-flank regiment, the 20th Maine, gained well earned fame. The 44th New York, held the center against the onslaught of the 5th Texas Regiment, and its story is also worth telling.