U.S. Grant topic of lecture
Guest speaker Mark Grimsley, Ph.D., discusses Grant and the Destruction of the Confederacy: 1864-1865 at the Hayes Presidential Centers Lecture on the Presidency 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15 in the Hayes Museum. This special Presidents Day event is made possible through sponsorship from the National Machinery Foundation.
Grimsley's talk focuses on Grants policies and actions from the time he became commander of all Union armies in March 1864. Attendees can choose between a dinner/lecture option for $30 per person or lecture-only for $10. Reservations can be made to 419-332-2081, ext. 238 .
Grimsley is an associate professor at The Ohio State University, where he teaches military history and 19th century American history with an emphasis on the Civil War. From 2008-2010 he held the Harold Keith Johnson Chair of Military History at the U.S. Army War College. At the conclusion of his service he was awarded the U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal.