When: November 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, Emerging Civil War author and past NPS employee.
Topic: Mistakes, Miscarriages and Hard Fighting: The Battle of Bentonville
Mr. Davis will present on one of the most forgotten engagements of the Civil War, the Battle of Bentonville. Ultimately fought near the end of the conflict, the largest battle in North Carolina would be overshadowed by the events at Petersburg and Appomattox that took place a few weeks later. In Mr. Davis’ presentation; Mistakes, Miscarriages and Hard Fighting: The Battle of Bentonville, he will discuss the armies and the commanders involved, the events leading up to Bentonville and the three day battle. He’ll also examine the missed opportunities on both sides and place the fighting in the overall context of the Carolinas Campaign.
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. He is also in the early stages of a book on the March to the Sea.
- Fight Like the Devil: The First Day at Gettysburg July 1, 1863. Savas Beatie 2015. (co-authored with Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White)
- Calamity in Carolina: The Battles of Averasboro and Bentonville, March 1865. Savas Beatie 2015. (co-authored with Phillip S. Greenwalt)
- Bloody Autumn: The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864. Savas Beatie, 2014. (co-authored with Phillip S. Greenwalt)
- Hurricane from the Heavens: The Battle of Cold Harbor, May 26-June 5, 1864. Savas Beatie LLC, 2014. (co-authored with Phillip S. Greenwalt)
- “A Scary Sequel: The Battle and Ramifications of the Battle of Brawner’s Farm at Second Manassas.” Hallowed Ground. Summer 2012. (co-authored with Phillip S. Greenwalt)