These four classes will look at the special character of Atlanta as it transitioned from railroad terminus, to a crossroads and gateway city, and finally to a Confederate citadel. We will look at the interval of relative calm as Sherman reached the Chattahoochee at Vinings Station, just across Hardy Pace's ferry from our campus. We will detail the four major battles that determined Atlanta's surrender in September 1864.
Professor Wendy Venet of Georgia State University will speak at the final class, focusing on Atlanta residents' struggles during and after Sherman's Campaign. Her book "A Changing Wind: Commerce and Conflict in Civil War Atlanta," is scheduled for publication in April and will be available, pending shipment.
Presented by Richard Hall, Ph.D., and Wendy Venet, Ph.D.
Monday evening classes: March 17, March 31, April 7, and April 14, 2014, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
An optional contribution of $30 per class. Proceeds benefit need-based financial aid at Lovett.
Hours of Operation
Monday: 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Admission & Fees
Optional Contribution $30 per class
Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms
Suitable for Ages
Adults (18+), Seniors (55+)
Civil War, Entertainment, Free Things to Do, History & Heritage