The Civil War and Black Flag Warfare

Join the Tuscarawas Valley Civil War Round Table at Dover Public Library on November 10th at 6:30pm!
The Civil War & Black Flag Warfare
This presentation covers black flag warfare (defined broadly as warfare without law or convention and in which no atrocity is unacceptable) throughout the course of human history, including the ancient and medieval worlds, but with emphasis on its practice in the American Civil War. The speaker discusses and illustrates cold-blooded killings, beheadings, impalings and mutilations, as well as intentionally causing the death of POW’s, summary execution of POW’s, massacres, depredations of psychopathic killers, terror plots, burning of cities and wanton destruction of private property, livestock and crops.
John C. Fazio has a B.A. and J.D. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He is a member of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable and has been its president. He is also a member of the Lincoln Forum, the Surratt Society, the Cleveland Grays and the Western Reserve Historical Society. He teaches Civil War history at Chautauqua Institution, frequently speaks on the war and other subjects before Roundtables and other groups and has written and published numerous articles on the war and other subjects. In addition, he has written Decapitating the Union: Jefferson Davis, Judah Benjamin and the Plot to Assassinate Lincoln.
For more information, please contact the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123. This program is free and open to all.


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