|Date:||Fri, Oct 26, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm|
|Location:||Columbus Bar offices|
In 1861, Thomas Worthington, Jr., son of one of Ohio's first governors, sought a commission from the War Department to raise a regiment of volunteers in Central Ohio. From August 1861 through February 1862, Col. Worthington trained the 46th Ohio Volunteers before moving to Camp Chase. in February 1862. Just two months later, the 46th fought well at the battle of Shiloh. Unfortunately, Col. Worthington's time as commander of the 46th was cut short by a court martial (which was later overturned in 1863). He strongly disagreed publicly with General Sherman's leadership and handling of the his troops in the weeks and days prior to the battle of Shiloh, going so far as to accuse the general of negligence. We've heard from Sherman's point of view and history has given us a general account of the battle.
What really happened? Listen as Mike Weaver presents a first person account of Col. Worthington's point of view, so you can decide for yourself.
The group will be meeting on October 26, noon to 1pm. This is an open invitation to the presentation.