Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief Coming Up Thursday, January 20

By David J. Kent

Washington, D.C.

Sunday, January 16, 2022



Our special course presentation continues on Thursday, January 20 with Lincoln Group president David J. Kent discussing “Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief.” The program begins at 6 pm. Note that this special course is in addition to our monthly speaker program.


Last week, David highlighted Abraham Lincoln’s life as a politician. This week we explore the critical role Lincoln played as the Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy. David will look at Lincoln’s military experience, the challenges created by lack of an adequately trained army, the complications of having a significant number of the best military leaders resign to fight for the enemy, and the strategies Lincoln developed to exploit the North’s advantages over the South. As Lincoln experimented with several Generals-in-Chief, he also searched for a competent commander of the Union’s most critical army, the Army of the Potomac. In the end, Lincoln’s successful juggling of his own roles helped position the United States for victory over the insurrection.


If you haven’t yet, please RSVP here for the January 20th presentation of “Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief.”


While you’re at it, RSVP here for the final presentation of our course, “The Legacy of Abraham Lincoln,” to be led by John O’Brien on January 27th.


Each of these sessions will be followed by Q&A from the participants, so have your questions ready. We’ll also be recording each session for later use in the Lincoln Group’s public outreach and education efforts.


More information on upcoming programs can be found on Lincolnian.org.