When: May 13th
Where: Otterbein University. Towers Hall 3rd floor. Room 318. Westerville Ohio 43081. Please go to the “About the COCWRT” tab for more information.
Speaker: Van Young, Roundtable Member
Topic: What if the South had won the Civil War?
Van will be sharing his thoughts on ‘What if the South had won the Civil War’. A controversial and debatable subject as to the question of what would our life, country, and world be like if the war had a different outcome. He will share his “alternate history” views on how the South could have won the war and the impact it would have had on U.S. geography, economics, slavery, civil rights, and global consequences. Which major battles could the South had won? What if Lincoln had lost the 1864 election? Where would you be living, and would your life be better or worse off than it is today?
Van was born and raised in Ohio. He has been a resident of Columbus for the last 34 years. One of his retirement goals was spend time studying and learning about the Civil War since his retirement in 2012 from AT&T. Van is active in two other area civil war organizations and is part of a Worthington Presidential Round Table discussion group that meets on Monday mornings at the Griswold Center. He spoke recently on the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee and soon will speak on the subject of Lincoln and Colonization.
He resides with his wife Nancy in Worthington and looks forward to visiting many of the battlefields and museums associated with the Civil War and our American history.