October will be a busy month for my CW activities. On October 10 I will be in Oberlin, Ohio and will present a copy of my biography of Jacob Cox, Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era, to Oberlin College President Ambar. The president’s office is in the Jacob D. Cox administration building, so I though she should have a copy of the biography of her building’s namesake.
Later that evening I will be giving a talk to the Cleveland Civil War Round Table about the Union command controversy in the Maryland Campaign of 1862. I first spoke to this group in 2014 about the life and career of Jacob Cox. This time I will cover the reasons why many decisions made by George McClellan led to only a tactical victory for the Union at the Battle of Antietam, at a time when an overwhelming victory was in his grasp on several occasions.
Then on October 15 I will be in Alexandria, VA at their Civil War Round Table to speak about the life of Jacob Cox.
All are welcome to these talks, so I hope to see you there.
Below are images of the Cox Administration building and my book