Civil War Battles

The Dishonorable Men Who Fought Them and the Weapons They Used

August 27, 2011

2-4 PM

Brewer – Hegeman Conference Center

Professional Development Credit is Available!



To celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, this seminar features an exploration of its soldiers, its technology and one of its lesser-known battlefield frontiers.  Dr. Lorien Foote will examine affairs of honor among soldiers and the pervasive violence that structured their lives.  Dr. Roger Pauly will consider the new technologies that changed the experience of war for the men who fought.  Dr. Buck Foster will explore the many battles and faces of Fort Smith, a city that changed hands multiple times during the war and experienced a constant influx of soldiers, refugees, runaways and deserters.

Dr. Lorien Foote is Associate Professor of History at the University of Central Arkansas.  She received her B.A. from University of Kansas and a PhD from the University of Oklahoma.  She has published books, the most recent The Gentlemen and the Roughs, Manhood, Honor, and Violence in the Union Army which was named Honorable Mention for the Lincoln Prize.  She was the 2010 winner of the UCA Teaching Excellence Award.

Dr. Roger Pauly is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Central Arkansas. He earned his BA at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, an MA at Villanova University in Philadelphia, and a PhD at the University of Delaware.  He primarily teaches courses in World History, 19th Century Europe and Imperialism.  His scholarship is basically a mile wide but only an inch deep and leans towards issues of science, technology and empire.  He has published two primary-source readers, one scholarly article and one book, Fire Arms: The Lifestory of Technology.  This text was used as the basis of the first episode of the PBS series, Ground War which premiered last May.   Dr. Pauly’s fifteen minutes of fame were used up when he appeared as a commentator on that particular program.  His latest book, Fortitude and Foresight: A History of Faulkner County is scheduled for publication this year.

Dr. Buck Foster (PhD, Mississippi State University)  is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Central Arkansas.  He has taught courses in American history, military history and the Old South.  He is the author of Sherman’s Mississippi Campaign (University of Alabama Press).

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