Gene Schmiel to Speak at Harpers Ferry Civil War Roundtable
Gene Schmiel is a retired U.S. Dept. of State Foreign Service Officer, who now works part-time for the Dept. of State. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he was an assistant professor of history at St. Francis University (Pa.) before joining the Foreign Service. Schmiel has a Ph.D. in history from The Ohio State University and has co-authored a book with his wife about the foreign service. His book Jacob Dolan Cox and the Civil War was published by Ohio University Press in 2014.
Mr. Schmiel will focus on Union commanders George McClellan, Ambrose Burnside, and Fitz John Porter and their actions and decisions during and after the Maryland Campaign. Schmiel contends that, except for a few crucial command decisions by these men, the Union Army could have won the Battle of Antietam.
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