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Civil War Trust

“General Patrick Cleburne:
He Shone Like a Meteor on a Clouded Sky”

Thomas Cartwright

Description: This lecture will focus on General Patrick Cleburne’s leadership, character, and tactical skill on the battlefields, with special emphasis on the battles of Richmond, Perryville, Chattanooga, Ringgold Gap, Picketts Mill, and Franklin. Aspects of his life in Ireland, Arkansas, and the Civil War – as well as his controversial proposal to bring African Americans into the Confederate ranks – will also be touched upon.

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