The Civil War in 1865 and Beyond
Gettysburg National Military Park Mid-Winter Lecture Series 2015
Today's Program: "Rocking the Cradle of the Confederacy," Sherman in South Carolina, 1865, with Bert Barnett, GNMP.Following his successful capture of Savannah in December of 1864, General Sherman's next target proved to be South Carolina –"the cradle of the Confederacy."The intensity of his next campaign, almost countermanded before it commenced, proved in sharp contrast to his army's advance through Georgia and North Carolina. Opposed by relatively few, Sherman's troops were determined here to leave "a warning to future generations to beware of treason." Join Bert Barnett, GNMP, for a closer look at the man who took "total war" into the heart of the Confederacy.
This series of free, one-hour programs begins at 1:30 p.m., in one of the two theaters at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Additional lectures will take place on weekends through March 8 and are free of charge. Full schedule available by calling 717-334-1124 x 8023 or by visiting www.nps.gov/gett