“Conduct Unbecoming an Officer” at March Round Table

On Sunday, March 13th at 3 P.M., the Franklin Civil War Round Table will present author and historian Dr. Steve Davis, who will speak on “Conduct Unbecoming an Officer.

Davis will present his controversial assessment of General John Bell Hood’s performance after the Tennessee campaign. Davis has researched the Army of Tennessee, especially the Atlanta campaign, and was one of the first to dispel the notion that General Hood was under the influence of any type of drugs during the Spring Hill affair before the Battle of Franklin. Davis will delve into the many fascinating and debated details of Hood’s life and military career.

Davis earned a Ph.D. in American Studies, his M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. from Emory University. He has written more than one hundred articles on the Civil War and served as the book review editor for Blue and Gray Magazine. His books include Atlanta Will Fall: Sherman, Joe Johnston and the Yankee Heavy Battalions, (2001), What the Yankees Did to Us: Sherman’s Bombardment and Wrecking of Atlanta (2012), and A Long and Bloody Task: The Atlanta Campaign from Dalton through Kennesaw to the Chattahoochee (2016). He has also been a consultant and speaker for various documentaries including broadcasts from Georgia Public Broadcasting.

The event is free to the public. The Franklin Civil War Round Table is an educational program of Franklin’s Charge, and meets each month at Carnton Plantation's Fleming Center, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle. For more information, email fcwrt@yahoo.com, or visit http://www.franklinscharge.org/the-round-table.