The Washington Volunteer
THIS MONTH ONLY, OUR MEETING WILL BE IN THE BAR/DANCE ROOM TO THE RIGHT AS YOU GO THROUGH THE MAIN ENTRANCE. IT’S CHINESE NEW YEAR!!
China Harbor, 2040 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, Washington
Time: Social hour at 6 p.m.; Dinner at 7 p.m.; & Program at 8 p.m.
RESERVATIONS ARE MANDATORY and MUST BE MADE BY noon the Tuesday before the meeting date.
1. Click for Online Reservations or
2. Click to Email be sure to include: a) number in party & b) dinner choices.
3. If you will not be eating dinner, please make a reservation and be prepared to pay the $5.00 as non-members or $1.00 as members for speaker fees.
In addition to the main entrée, dinner includes salad, vegetable delight, General Tso's chicken, fried rice and fresh fruit.
February 9, 2017 - ETHAN RAFUSE
These dynamics were evident in both Moltke’s efforts in the Wars of German Unification of 1864-71, and in Sherman’s efforts during the American Civil War, as well as in both men’s efforts to shape their armies in peacetime. Yet, one of the curiosities of western military history is how little effort has been devoted to comparative study of the Wars of German Unification and the American Civil War. This presentation draws on the author’s experience teaching officers at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, to offer a study of the victor of Königgratz and the conqueror of Georgia and the Carolinas that will illuminate the challenges they and other commanders faced during the second half of the nineteenth century.