Here’s Robert Girardi giving a presentation on Gouverneur K. Warren based on the book he co-authored. Unfortunately, the video starts during the presentation, so we’ve missed a lot of information. Still, I was not impressed. He’s obviously done a lot of research, but his research was geared not to understand but to rehabilitate Warren. We see the same tired old “Terrible Grant who conspired to keep [insert name of favorite general who can do no wrong] down and elevate his favorites.” He doesn’t understand Grant and he is completely biased in his research and presentation.
The video’s description reads, “Robert Girardi talked about the role and reputation of Union General Gouverneur K. Warren during the Civil War. He examined some of the criticisms against Warren for his personality and performance in battle and compared rumor to evidence in primary sources. Due to a technical issue, this program was joined in progress just after it got underway.”
See for yourself: https://www.c-span.org/video/?416997-3/union-general-gouverneur-k-warren
This presentation was part of Pamplin Park’s 2016 Symposium.