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|October 20, 2011|
|7:15 pm||to||9:00 pm|
Frank J. Williams to Debut at Cincinnati Civil War Round Table
Author, historian, and state Supreme Court Justice Frank J. Williams will make his debut appearance in front of the Cincinnati Civil War Round Table at the October meeting. Williams was born in Cranston, Rhode Island, and received his A.B. degree in Government and History from Boston University in 1962. Upon graduation, Williams served for almost five years in the United States Army, rising to the rank of Captain. During his military service, he served in Germany on the East/West Border and in Vietnam, receiving many awards and decorations (Bronze Star, three Air Medals, an Army Commendation Medal, two Vietnamese Campaign Medals, and a Combat Infantryman’s Badge). He was also decorated by the Republic of Vietnam with, among other honors, the Gallantry Cross with a Silver Star for valor.
Chief Justice Williams will present to us a view of President Abraham Lincoln’s prowess as Commander in Chief of the Federal armies during the Civil War. Most people believe President Lincoln was, at first, woefully inadequate as our nation’s commander-in-chief. While he did not have the experience of his Confederate counterpart, Jefferson Davis, Lincoln did possess invaluable experience from his stint as militia captain in the Black Hawk War and by his intuitive and common sense. While learning on the job, his particle ways made him a great civilian military leader. His ingenuity and the necessities of running a war led to the creation of the first Joint Chiefs of Staff and the expansion of the war powers under the U.S. Constitution.
Location: Drake Center, 151 West Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45216
Sponsor: Cincinnati Civil War Round Table
Details: $5 Admission Fee for guests and visitors