Posted by: TC Maurice | June 29, 2018

Meeting Announcement

When:  July 11th

Where: La Navona, 154 North Hamilton Road. Gahanna Ohio 43230

Time:    7pm

Speaker:  James S Pula.

Topic:    Under the Crescent Moon with the XI Corps

When the name “Chancellorsville” is spoken among Civil War buffs it usually evokes two images: “Lee’s Greatest Battle” and “The Flying Dutchmen.” For more than a century Layout 1and a half, the men of the Eleventh Corps have labored under the stigma of being caught by Stonewall Jackson’s surprise attack, throwing away their weapons and running away. This since event colored the reputation of the corps, and especially its many soldiers of German ancestry, with the label of cowardice. In this illustrated PowerPoint presentation based on his newly published history of the Eleventh Corps, Jim Pula will present a new interpretation that is quite different and, as one reviewer said, “stands conventional wisdom on its head.”

James S. Pula is Professor of History at Purdue University Northwest. The author and editor of more than two dozen books on immigration history and the American Civil War, he is currently the editor-in-chief of Gettysburg Magazine. Among his books on Civil War topics are: For Liberty and Justice: A Biography of Brig. Gen. Włodzimierz B. Krzyżanowski (Ethnic Heritage Studies Series distributed by Syracuse University Press, 2008); The Sigel Regiment: A History of the 26th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, 1862-1865 (Savas Publishers, 1998; Winner of the Gambrinus Prize in History from the Milwaukee PulawithEncyclopediaCounty Historical Society); With Courage and Honor: The Role of Oneida County in the Civil War (Ethnic Heritage Studies Series distributed by Syracuse University Press, 2010); The Memoirs of Ludwik Żychliński (Columbia University Press, East European Monographs, 1993); and The Memoirs of Wladimir Krzyżanowski (R&E Research, 1978). In addition to the Gambrinus Prize, he has been honored three times with the Oskar Halecki Prize for books on ethnic and immigration history, the Rudewicz Medal, and the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.

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