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The Great Captains in American History

Date : Sat., April 20, 2013 to Sun., April 21, 2013 Category : Butcher History Institute

Building on our successful history weekend in 2012 on “Great Battles in American History,” this program will cover those American military leaders who made great marks on U.S. history through their generalship.The distinguished scholars David Eisenhower, Jim Lacey, Edward G. Lengel, Peter Mansoor, Allen Peskin, Jean Edward Smith, Lewis Sorley, and Samuel Watson will cover great military leaders from General George Washington to General David Petraeus. This program is sponsored by the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Madeleine and W. W. Keen Butcher History Institute in cooperation with the First Division Museum at Cantigny, a division of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. This is the eighth in a series of weekends devoted to Teaching Military History.

Topics and Speakers

Welcoming Remarks

04/20/2013 - 08:45am
Paul Herbert

Executive Director -

Walter A. McDougall

Co-chair - Madeleine and W.W. Keen Butcher History Institute

Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania

Related Multimedia:

The Great Captains in American History – Introduction

General George Washington

04/20/2013 - 09:00am
Edward G. Lengel

Professor of History, University of Virginia

Related Multimedia:

The Great Captains in American History – Washington

Major General Andrew Jackson

04/20/2013 - 10:30am
Samuel Watson

U.S. Military Academy

Related Multimedia:

The Great Captains in American History – Jackson

General Winfield Scott

04/20/2013 - 12:45pm
Allen Peskin

Professor Emeritus of History, Cleveland State University

Related Article(s):

The Greatest Captain of His Age: Remembering General Winfield Scott

Related Multimedia:

The Great Captains in American History – Scott

General Ulysses S. Grant

04/20/2013 - 02:15pm
Jean Edward Smith

Visiting Professor, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown

Related Article(s):

“Let Us Have Peace”: Remembering General Ulysses S. Grant

Related Multimedia:

The Great Captains in American History – Grant

General John J. Pershing

04/20/2013 - 03:45pm
Jim Lacey

Director of the War Policy and Strategy Program, U.S. Marine Corps War College

Related Multimedia:

The Great Captains in American History – Pershing

General Dwight D. Eisenhower

04/20/2013 - 08:30am
David Eisenhower

Director, Institute for Public Service, University of Pennsylvania

Co-Chair - Madeleine and W.W. Keen Butcher History Institute

Related Multimedia:

The Great Captains in American History – Eisenhower

General Creighton Abrams

04/20/2013 - 10:00am

Related Article(s):

The Way of the Soldier: Remembering General Creighton Abrams

Related Multimedia:

The Great Captains in American History – Abrams

General David Petreaus

04/20/2013 - 11:30am
Peter Mansoor

Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Chair in Military History, The Ohio State University

Related Multimedia:

The Great Captains in American History – Petreaus

Location

Venue

First Division Museum at Cantigny

1 S. 151 Winfield Road
IL Wheaton 60189

Registration links

Register Deadline

Thu., January 31, 2013

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