Three Significant American Military Campaigns

Dates:July 27 - August 10, 2023
Meets:Th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location:Meadowlark Hills Community Room
Cost: $35.00

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This class will examine three significant campaigns fought by the United States Army. The first class will focus on George Washington’s New York Campaign of 1776. The New York campaign was Washington’s first major campaign as leader of the Continental Army. The campaign for control of New York, the colonies’ largest city, pitted a British Army of 32,000 troops against Washington’s 14,000. The second class will review Sherman’s Civil War Atlanta campaign of 1864. In May 1864, General William T. Sherman with over 100,000 Union soldiers campaigned for nearly four months for control over the Confederate city of Atlanta. The campaign became a war of maneuver against Joseph E. Johnston’s 60,000 Confederate troops defending the city. The final class will focus on the World War II Battle of the Bulge. The last major German offensive of World War II attempted to drive a wedge between the U.S. Army and the British Army in an attempt by Hitler to bring about a negotiated peace with the Western Allies. The month-long campaign was one of America’s costliest battles incurring nearly 61,000 American and 120,000 German casualties.

Robert Smith was born in Nebraska and attended Nebraska University where he majored in history. Bob has always had a love for history and a particular interest in military history as he comes from a military family. Prior to his return to academia and advanced degrees, Bob managed a family operated business where he learned management and organizational skills. He returned to academia in 1998, attending Kansas State University, receiving a Master of Arts in Military History in 2004, and a Ph.D. in Military History in December 2008. Currently, Bob is the Director of the Fort Riley Museum Complex, Fort Riley, Kansas.
Fee: $35.00

Meadowlark Hills Community Room

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Robert Smith

Date Day Time Location
07/27/2023Thursday6:30 PM to 8 PM Meadowlark Hills Community Room
08/03/2023Thursday6:30 PM to 8 PM Meadowlark Hills Community Room
08/10/2023Thursday6:30 PM to 8 PM Meadowlark Hills Community Room

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