Jefferson Davis and His Cause

Here’s Bud Bowie, a member of the US Army Command and General Staff College’s faculty, in a 2012 lecture at the Kansas City Public Library, giving his take on Jefferson Davis as confederate commander-in-chief and the Civil War in general.  It’s a pretty good lecture, with some humor spicing it up.



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  1. Bob Nelson · · Reply

    Not only the humor, which as you note “spices” things up, but his Power Point presentation was by far the best of any I have seen in these lectures. And, as I have noted of others, he talks to us and does not simply read his presentation verbatim. As the descendent of a slave-owning family in Maryland, he sure doesn’t shy away from the topic, “What caused the Civil War?” I find that quite refreshing. Some of his humor, unfortunately, seems to have gone right over his audience’s heads. “That great Democrat, Pierce,” did not even get a snicker. His wonderful long pauses during the presentation are a wonderful device. This is one of the best presentations I have ever seen. I would give it a higher rating than “pretty good.”

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