Here’s Professor Mary DeCredico delivering a lecture in her Civil War History class at the United States Naval Academy. The students are engaged, which is a credit to her as well as them. I had several cringes on things she said during the lecture, but overall it was okay. I think she listened to Shelby Foote too much.
From the video’s description: “Professor Mary DeCredico teaches a history course on the Civil War at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. In this lecture, she focused on early Confederate victories leading up to the year 1863, which is considered by many to be the military ‘high-water mark’ of the South.”
There are also some problems calling 1863 the “military ‘high-water mark’ of the South.” The battles of 1864 sure don’t make it seem that way.