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The “Congressional Helpers” – Oversight Committees! Presented by Dr. Dave Schrader

  • Los Angeles FamilySearch Library @ The Los Angeles Mormon Temple 1591 East Temple Way Los Angeles, CA, 90024 United States (map)

Come to our June 16th meeting where Dr. Dave Schrader will discuss Union and Confederacy Congressional Oversight Committees. The Congresses for both the Union and Confederacy “helped” their presidents by providing oversight of various aspects of their war efforts. Who were on these committees? What areas did they review? What did they find? Did they help or hurt the war effort? In this talk, Dave Schrader answers these questions and more, highlighting the most interesting aspects of the investigations. Some things never change!

Dr. Dave Schrader
Dr. Dave Schrader has been giving CWRT talks to Los Angeles audiences since 2013. He is particularly fascinated by “the rest of the story” – for example, the activities of support organizations such as the Signal Corps, the Quartermaster, and Commissary Corps, who often played major, but behind-the-scenes, roles in the abilities of generals and presidents to achieve their goals. Or, people like Lincoln’s Secretaries, or his Ambassadors, that played a pivotal role in supporting the President and his policies. Or, the Fire-Eaters, who drummed up support for secession in the south. Most of Dave’s talks are interactive so be prepared for audience participation!