Panel of Military Historians to Discuss Lincoln’s Leadership Traits as Commander in Chief

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For Immediate Release:
January 28, 2009
Contact: Steven Woolfolk
816.701.3698
Panel of Military Historians to Discuss Lincoln’s Leadership Traits as Commander in Chief

A panel of military historians from the United States Army’s Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth discusses Lincoln’s leadership traits as commander in chief on Thursday, February 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The event is part of the Library’s Lincoln’s Legacy series to commemorate the bicentennial of the birth of America’s 16th president.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Ethan S. Rafuse, who has been a member of the Department of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College since 2004.

Panelists include Terry Beckenbaugh, a historian and student of civil-military relations and the Civil War in the Trans-Mississippi; Kelvin D. Crow, the assistant command historian for the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth; and Deborah Kidwell, an associate professor of military history at the Command and General Staff College.

The event is co-sponsored by the Command and General Staff College Foundation.

A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. Admission is free. Call 816.701.3407 to RSVP. Free parking is available in the Library District Parking Garage at 10th and Baltimore.

Other programs in the Lincoln’s Legacy series include: The Rail Splitter and the Railroads on Wednesday, February 11; Lincoln and the Homestead Act on Thursday, February 12; and Copperheads: The Rise and Fall of Lincoln’s Opponents in the North on Wednesday, February 18.