Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
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Palmer Commons, Forum Hall 
100 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

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Anne Bennington-Helber 
University of Michigan William L. Clements Library 


Dr. David J. Fitzpatrick is a professor of history at Washtenaw Community College.  His research focuses on military policy and on civil-military relations in the United States during the post-Civil War era.  His most recent work is Emory Upton:  Misunderstood Reformer (Oklahoma University Press, 2017).  Upton is well known for his exploits at Rappahannock Station (1863), at Spotsylvania (1864) and on Wilson’s Cavalry Raid (1865) during the Civil War, but he is less well known for his post-war efforts to reform the United States Army.  Those efforts failed in his lifetime (he committed suicide in 1881), but they came to fruition with the Root Reforms of the early 20th Century.  Dr. Fitzpatrick is also the author of several journal articles and published essays.

Please note that this lecture will be held at Palmer Commons, in the Forum Hall.