University of North Carolina historian and author Joseph T. Glatthaar will present a lecture, “The Destructive Civil War 1864-1865,” on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium of the Taylor Science Center. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will discuss the critical later years of the Civil War.
Glatthaar, the Stephenson Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a noteworthy author of numerous books and articles on the topics of early American and Civil War history. He received his B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University, his M.A. in history from Rice University and his Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He previously taught at the U.S. Army War College, the U.S. Military Academy, and the University of Houston. In addition to teaching courses in the American Civil War and American military history at Chapel Hill, Glatthaar is also the chair of the Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense at the university.
As an author, Glatthaar has published numerous books over the past 20 years and contributed to various academic journals. Some of his noteworthy publications about the Civil War include the books Forged in Battle: The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers and White Officers, Partners in Command: Relationships between Civil War Leaders, The Civil War in the West, and General Lee’s Army: From Victory to Collapse. He also co-wrote the 2006 publication, Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians in the American Revolution, with James Kirby Martin. Most recently in 2011 Glatthaar published Soldiering in the Army of Northern Virginia: A Statistical Portrait of the Troops Who Served under Robert. E. Lee.
The lecture is sponsored by the History Department.