Online Registration

The Military History of the Civil War

Dates: January 12 - May 4, 2021

Meets: Tuesdays each week beginning January 12 - May 4 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Registration Fee: $100.00

There are main three objectives in this course: 1) To give students the basics in analyzing military operations from the perspective of strategy, operations, and tactics; 2) To provide students with a rudimentary understanding of American Civil War military history; and 3) To examine the emergence of modern warfare.

This course will require reading of relevant books for online discussion with instructors and fellow enrollees.

About the instructor:
Dr. Jeff Gentsch, a Professor of Military History at the University of West Alabama, earned his doctorate from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, and has presented papers at the Institute of Historical Research, London, and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Since 1994, he has been an interpretative historian for Shiloh National Military Park, where he has conducted staff rides for the U.S. military and led hikes to commemorate the anniversary of the battle. Specializing in modern military history between 1859 and 1975, Gentsch holds a degree in geography which he integrates into his course methodology of strategic, operational, and tactical analysis. He is an avid collector of Imperial German military memorabilia, his collection containing pieces dating from the reign of Frederick the Great.

For more information please contact Dr. Gentsch, or (205) 652 - 3844
Fee: $100.00


This meeting will be conducted through Zoom.

Jeff Gentsch


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