The Civil War
Round Table of Milwaukee, Inc.
and The Iron Brigade Association
December 12, 2013
COL. KEVIN WEDDLE
(RETIRED US ARMY)
Lincoln’s Forgotten Admiral
Once revered as one of
the finest officers in the U.S. Navy, Rear Admiral Samuel
Francis Du Pont is now, when remembered at all, criticized
for resisting technological innovation and for
half-heartedly leading the disastrous all-ironclad Union
naval attack on Charleston, South Carolina.
In his talk, our December speaker, Colonel Kevin Weddle,
argues for a new assessment of Du Pont’s career and will
discuss some of the major episodes in his exciting life,
both before and dur-ing the Civil War. Civil-military
relations, military strategy and planning, military reform,
and the integration of new technology into military
organizations are just a few of the topics he will dis-cuss.
The talk, drawn from Weddle’s award-winning biography of the
admiral, will just scratch the surface of the eventful life
of one of the finest officers ever to serve in the United
Kevin Weddle is Professor of Military Theory and Strategy at
the US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He
is a native Minnesotan, graduate of the U.S. Military
Academy at West Point, New York, and served over 28 years as
a combat engineer officer. Throughout his career he worked
in a variety of command and staff positions in the United
States and overseas and is a veteran of Operations Desert
Shield and Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Our December meeting will be held at the
Country Club of the Wisconsin Club,
6200 W. Good Hope Road., Milwaukee
Speaker and topic are subject to change. In case
of inclement weather, listen to WTMJ or WISN radio.
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REGARDING 2012-2013 DUES
As you know, our season runs from September
through May or June. Our membership follows the same pattern,
with all memberships due each year in September. For the last
two seasons, we have incorporated our dues renewal form with the
This has enabled us to gain some savings in printing and postage
by not sending this out as a separate mailing.
Please complete and return the renewal form on
page7 of September's issue of General Orders.
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Paul Eilbes, Treasurer/Membership Committee Chair