Dialogue: Military Myths and Lasting Legends
Over the years, University of Tennessee professors Ed Caudill and Paul Ashdown have written a series of volumes examining the legends and myths behind some of our most notable and controversial military figures. How much do we really know about men like William Tecumseh Sherman, Nathan Bedford Forrest, John Singleton Mosby and George Armstrong Custer? How did their legacies develop? And how have they changed in the 150 years since the Civil War? On this episode of Dialogue, Ed Caudill joins host Matt Shafer Powell to delve into the creation, maintenance and in some cases, destruction of some of these mythological images.