Course detail: The Young Generals of the American Civil War

We'll focus on the generation of young leaders who served. We'll examine the military exploits of Western Theater generals William T. Sherman, Benjamin Grierson, Judson Kilpatrick, and John Schofield. Then we turn to the Eastern Theater to study Union generals Winfield Hancock, John Gibbon, George McClellan, Alfred Pleasonton, and Joshua Chamberlain. Finally, we learn about George Custer, Philip Sheridan, and Darius Couch.

An Osher membership fee of $25 is required to enroll in this class. If you have not paid your membership fee, please click on the blue link below under "course accessibility" to add the membership fee to your shopping cart. Then continue shopping to select your courses and/or events. If you have questions about whether or not you have paid your member fee, please call 785-864-6779.

Instructor Bio: Robert Smith, Ph.D., is the director of the Fort Riley Museum. He has a doctorate in history from KSU and has published numerous articles on military history.

Course Accessibility: Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require reasonable accommodations in order to participate in an event, please email or call 785-864-6779 at least three weeks before the first day of the event.

Course pre-requisites
(required) Osher Membership Fee

 Session Information: OC24344F

Schedule: Every week on Tuesday, starting on 07/16/24 and ending on 07/30/24
Times: 01:00pm-03:00pm CDT
In-Person : $50.00


Thank you for registering for this Osher in-person course. This class will meet at Brewster Place, 1205 SW 29th St., Topeka, KS. We look forward to seeing you in class.

Facility Detail

Brewster Place Event Center In-Person
1205 S.W. 29th St.
Topeka, KS 66611

Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $5.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 7 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.