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“Grant and Foote on the Western Rivers” at October Harrisburg Civil War Round Table
United States Navy Commander Bruce Apgar will speak on “Building a Winning Team – General Grant and Flag Officer Foote on the Western Rivers, 1861-1862” at the upcoming Harrisburg Civil War Round Table. The meeting is set for Friday, October 28.
Commander Apgar examines the challenges of creating a truly joint Army-Navy team in the early months of the Civil War. He will discuss how these two senior officers forged the various and often competing components into a winning team that achieved Union victories at Forts Henry and Donelson.
After graduating from Boiling Springs High School, Commander Apgar enlisted in the United States Navy.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in history at Penn State University and a master’s degree in strategic studies at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle. Operational Deployments have included Coast Guard Counter-Drug Operations, Iraqi Embargo Enforcement (post-Desert Storm), Operation Enduring Freedom, the Central Command Staff, and, most recently, Africa Partnership Station. His current assignment is as the Director of Naval Operations at the Army War College’s Center for Strategic Leadership.Commander Apgar is married to the former Karin Joanne Quinn of State College. They have two sons and reside in Carlisle.
The Harrisburg Civil War Round Table meets at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel & Convention Center, Camp Hill, PA, Camp Hill Bypass @ Routes 11&15. An informal reception starts at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner at 6:45. The cost of dinner is $20.00 and reservations must be made by no later than Tuesday, October 25, by calling 717-938-3706. The program begins at 8:00 PM and is free to the public.
For more information, contact Douglas Gibboney, HCWRT vice president, 717-243-1738.