“Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea” Civil War Conversation

Date: 
September 10, 2014 - 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Location: 
Appomattox
Event Type: 
Lectures
Contact: 
Josie Butler
Email: 
jbutler@moc.org
Address: 
159 Horseshoe Rd.
Phone: 
(855) 649-1861 x203
(434) 352-5791

Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The talks take place at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox

On April 9, 1864, LTG U.S. Grant, the newly appointed commander of all Union ground forces, issued orders to his army commanders describing his intent to conduct simultaneous offensive operations against all major Confederate armies.  Among his most trusted lieutenants was MG W.T. Sherman, now commander of the Union Army’s Department of Mississippi.  Join Joe Megginson to hear how Sherman’s execution of his orders resulted in his capture of Atlanta, GA, and inspired his subsequent decision to “make Georgia howl” by engaging in “total war” across the south. 

Admission is free, but does not include entrance to the Museum's exhibits.