Dr. John Marszalek’s Presentation

024IMG_4706On Tuesday, Dr. John Marszalek from Mississippi State University (MSU) shared with an audience of over 30 people how the United States army, or the Old Army as it was called, was small and largely stationed in the West at the beginning of the Civil War.

The Civil War, for a brief time, changed all that.  With technological inventions such as the minie ball, the old methods of warfare were drastically changed. The minie ball was easier to load and shot much further. 

After the war, however, due to the country’s desire to have a small to nonexistant standing military, the army returned to pre Civil War size and methods.

The next event in the “Civil War 150” series will be the documentary The Underground Railroad on Thursday, May 23rd at 2:00pm in the Meeting Room of the Columbus Public Library.

All events are free and open to the public.

Below are a few more images from Dr. Marszalek’s presentation:

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Dr. Marzsalek is the executive director and managing editor of the Ulysses S. Grant Association with MSU.  To find out more about the Grant Association visit www.usgrantlibrary.org.

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