March 21, 2019
Creole General: P.G.T. Beauregard
Sean Michael Chick graduated from University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Communications and from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Master of Arts in History. He served as a teaching assistant in the history department at University of Kentucky and currently works in New Orleans, leading historic tours of his hometown and helping residents and visitors appreciate the city’s past. Chick has also been involved in historic board game development and design for many years.
Welcomed as a speaker at CWRTs and at the 20th Annual Bluegrass Symposium (2007), he has presented his research on secession and the life of General Beauregard. Chick has published a book about the Battle of Petersburg. He has written articles for nationally recognized history magazines, and is currently working on books for the Emerging Civil War Series.
Chick’s research interests include Beauregard, New Orleans during the Civil War, the Army of Tennessee, and Civil War tactics in relation to linear tactics from 1685-1866. His studies in historic tactics and generalship emphasizes new perspectives to Civil War studies. He is always looking for new topics of study in untapped resources and avenues of inquiry into the past.
P. G. T. Beauregard is among the most misunderstood figures of the Civil War. Depicted as a colorful but ineffective general, he was a master engineer, an inspiring leader, and had a good grasp of strategy and tactics. However, he was inept at politics, both in the army and in his postwar life. His feud with Jefferson Davis poisoned an otherwise promising career. This talk also places him in perspective as a product of the Creole culture of Louisiana.
Place: Drusilla Seafood http://drusillaplace.com/r/
Cost: $30.00 per person includes food, fun, tax, and tip.
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