Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC)
Tom Army studied history as an undergraduate at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. After graduating from Wesleyan with both a bachelors and masters degree, Army began a distinguished career in education that included nineteen years as headmaster of a New England boarding school. He went back to school and earned his PhD in history from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2014. Since 2012 he has been adjunct professor of history at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, Connecticut. Engineering Victory: How Technology Won the Civil War is his first book. He lives in Vernon, Connecticut with his wife Virginia.
This book explores the critical advantage the Union held over the Confederacy in military engineering. The engineering skills Union soldiers displayed, developed throughout the antebellum period when northerners invested in educational systems that served an industrializing economy, resulted in more successful and resourceful engineering operations during the war.