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Free Civil War Lecture: Sherman and the Campaign of the Carolinas (1865)

Free Guest Lecture by Dr. Heidi Amelia-Anne Weber. On Friday, November 15, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., in the Atrium of the Performing Arts Center at SCCC, titled The Harsh Realities of War: Major General William Tecumseh Sherman and the Campaign of the Carolinas in 1865.

As the Civil War was drawing to a close, the Union armies were converging towards the Confederate capitol of Richmond. Major General William T. Sherman's armies, having just completed their successful March to the Sea, began their journey north, moving through the first state to secede, South Carolina. Although their routes were unknown, the people of South Carolina were filled with anticipatory fear awaiting their fate. This presentation will look at the actions of Sherman's armies as well as their encounters with the civilians and opposing forces.

Dr. Heidi Amelia-Anne Weber holds the rank of full professor of military history/history at the State University of New York at Orange. Dr. Weber earned her Ph.D. from Kent State University in 19th Century American History. Her specialty is the Antebellum South as well as the application of total warfare in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in 1864-1865. In addition, she was selected as a Fellow in the United States Military Academy Summer Seminar in Military History. Dr. Weber has published chapters and made contributions in the World of Antebellum America: A Daily Life Encyclopedia, The Handbook of Military Administration, and The Encyclopedia of the Reconstruction Era and has written many articles and book reviews. In 2017, Dr. Weber was awarded the SUNY: Orange President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and the New York Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence.

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Event Date 11-15-2019 2:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Sussex County Community College

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