Civil War buffs take note. The Van Cortlandt Historical Society will feature a presentation on the leading generals of that conflict.
From the historical society:
Retired U.S. Army Reserve Colonel Joe Cerreto of Montrose will give a talk on “The Generals Who Initiated Modern Warfare Tactics in The Civil War” on Saturday, January 21st, at 2 p.m.
at The Little Red Schoolhouse, 297 Locust Avenue, Cortlandt Manor, New York. Sponsored by The Van Cortlandtville Historical Society, the program is open free to the public.
An attorney, a former Cortlandt Town Board member, and member of the Historical Society,
Colonel Cerreto will relate how Generals Grant, Sherman and Sheridan practiced several aspects of “modern warfare” and applied them as an overall doctrine of battle to their advantage in The Civil War. He will point out how these generals, particularly Grant, had the ability to see the entire war from both a strategic and operational sense. He notes that they also understood, as only General George Washington did in the Revolutionary War, that there was a civilian control element to warfare that was as critical as combat operations.