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Civil War Round Table of Kansas City
September 2013 Meeting

448th Regular Meeting, Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Dr. Glenn Robertson, winner of the Round Table’s Harry S. Truman Award in 1995, delivered a presentation entitled, “Chickamauga.”

Born in Suffolk, Virginia in 1944, William Glenn Robertson received a BA in History from the University of Richmond in 1966, a MA in History from the University of Virginia in 1968, and a Ph.D in History from the University of Virginia in 1975.  After a ten-year teaching career at Hampton Institute, Hampden-Sydney College, the University of New Mexico, and Fort Lewis College, he joined the US Army’s Combat Studies Institute as researcher/teacher in 1981.  He spent the next thirty years in CSI, holding a wide variety of leadership positions, ultimately retiring as Director in August 2011.  He is the author of two major Civil War works: Back Door to Richmond: The Bermuda Hundred Campaign, April-June 1864, and The Petersburg Campaign: The Battle of Old Men and Young Boys, June 9, 1864.  In addition he is the author of numerous published articles and essays on Civil War topics, most involving the Campaign of Chickamauga.

His writings for the Army revolve around leadership themes.  He is also the author of the US Army’s doctrinal publication The Staff Ride, a teaching methodology that uses battlefield visits to illuminate timeless and universal truths in war-fighting, and has been strongly associated with the re-introduction of that methodology throughout the US Army school system since 1983.  He is currently completing the definitive study of the Campaign of Chickamauga for the University of North Carolina Press, forthcoming in 2014.

CWRT President Dennis Garstang and Dr. Glenn Robertson

Dr. Glenn Robertson

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