When: May 11th
Where: Otterbein University. Towers Hall 3rd floor. Room 318. Westerville Ohio 43081. Please go to the “About the COCWRT” tab for more information.
Speaker: Daniel Davis
Topic: “Rock Hurler George Crook, the Army of West Virginia and the Battle of Fishers Hill.”
Mr. Davis will present on George Crook’s role in the Battle of Fisher’s Hill. Better known for his campaigns against the American Indians following the Civil War, Crook’s actions at Fisher’s Hill played a major part in the Union victory. In Mr. Davis’ presentation The Rock Hurler, he will discuss Crook’s military background, the events leading up to and the battle and its aftermath. He will also examine the efforts to minimalize Crook’s contributions while placing them in their proper context.
Daniel Davis is managing editor and chief historian of the Emerging Civil War. He is a graduate of Longwood University with a B.A. in Public History. Dan has worked as a historian at both Appomattox Court House National Historic Site and at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. He resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with his wife Katy and Beagle mix, Bayla.
He is the co-author of several books in the Emerging Civil War Series, Bloody Autumn: The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 and Hurricane from the Heavens: The Battle of Cold Harbor and Calamity in Carolina: The Battles Averasboro and Bentonville with Phillip Greenwalt and Fight Like the Devil: The First Day at Gettysburg July 1, 1863 with Chris Mackowski and Kris White. Along with Eric Wittenberg, he is near completion on a book in the Series on Brandy Station.