Steven E. Woodworth

Steven E. Woodworth

Steven E. Woodworth is the author, coauthor, or editor of twenty-eight books on the Civil War era. These include Jefferson Davis and His Generals: The Failure of Confederate Command in the West (1990), Davis and Lee at War (1995), Six Armies in Tennessee: The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns (1998), and While God Is Marching On: The Religious World of Civil War Soldiers (2001). Among his more recent books are a biography of William T. Sherman; Nothing but Victory: The Army of the Tennessee, 1861-1865 (2005); and Manifest Destinies: Westward Expansion and the Civil War (2010), an examination of how territorial expansion during the 1840s contributed to the political crisis that led to the Civil War; and a short study of command in the Battle of Shiloh. He is currently working on a longer work tracing the careers of two companies—Company E of the 44th New York and Company I of the 5th Texas—and their respective hometowns—Albany, New York, and Independence, Texas—from the years leading to the Civil War until the two companies met each other on the battlefield of Gettysburg. Woodworth teaches history at Texas Christian University.

Lectures

  • "Grant Is My Man": Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War in 1863
  • Decision in the Heartland: Where the Civil War Was Won
  • Grant in the Wilderness
  • John Brown, Harpers Ferry, and the Coming of the Civil War
  • Lessons in Leadership from Jefferson Davis and His Generals
  • The 44th New York Regiment at Little Round Top
  • The 5th Texas Regiment at Gettysburg
  • The Leadership of Robert E. Lee
  • The Leadership of William T. Sherman
  • The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy
  • The Religious World of Civil War Soldiers
  • The Shiloh Campaign
  • The Test of Leadership: Grant's First Battle against Lee