Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign and March to the Sea

BATAVIA – The Civil War Lecture Series continues Wednesday night, October 1st, with “Marching through the Heart of the Confederacy: Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea” with Derek Maxfield, Assistant Professor of History at GCC. Undertaken in the summer of 1864, Sherman’s drive on Atlanta and subsequent march to Savannah tore the heart out of the Confederacy. Atlanta was a major manufacturing center and railroad hub that was utterly destroyed by Sherman’s army. The march across Georgia was designed as psychological warfare as much as military. By the time Sherman reached Atlanta the Confederate will to fight was swiftly diminishing. Join us as we explore this fascinating chapter in Civil War history.

All Civil War events at GCC are FREE and open to the public. The lectures are held in T102 of the Conable Tech. Bldg. on the Batavia campus and begin at 7:00 PM.

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Civil War Ball

BATAVIA — On March 21, 2015 a Commemorative Civil War Ball will be held in the ball room of the Clarion Hotel, Batavia, NY. Special room rates and discounts will be available for Ball attendees. The Clarion Hotel has an indoor water park and many activities for all members of the family. Additional events for that weekend and discounts from local businesses will be added to a package supplied by the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce.

This is an historic re-enactment open to all re-en-actors and the general public. The year of 2015 commemorates the 200th anniversary of the end of the War of 1812, the 200th anniversary of the Holland Land Purchase, 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the 100th anniversary of the City of Batavia, NY.

Formal dress requested. Period dress appreciated. All eras of Military Dress will be honored. Civil War Music provided by City Fiddle with a dance master to call the dances. Dance instruction offered during the afternoon on the day of the event free of charge to ball attendees. We hope to start the 2015 re-enactment season with a bang!!!

This event is sponsored by the Daughters of the American Civil War . Proceeds will be donated to the Genesee Veterans Support Group and the Genesee County Historians Association.

The Daughters of the American Civil War is a Ladies group located in Batavia, NY. We are dedicated to honoring women of the Civil War era. We work to preserve the history of what women and families went through during the American Civil War and to pass on that knowledge to future generations by doing presentations and living history events.

We are accepting new members that have an interest in sharing and re-enacting Civil War events for others to enjoy. Members are encouraged to dress in period clothing for group events. Please contact us through our Face Book Page www.facebook.com/groups/1457898471159898

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“LAST DAYS OF STONEWALL JACKSON” — THIS WEDNESDAY SEPT. 3RD AT 7:00 PM

BATAVIA – This Wednesday, Sept. 3rd., Prof. Chris Mackowski, from St. Bonaventure, will present “The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson” as part of the Fall 2014 Civil War Lecture Series. Previously scheduled for Fed. 2014, the event was rescheduled due to inclement weather. The lecture will be based on Mackowski’s book of the same name, which will be available for sale at the event. Don’t miss this great event!

The Civil War Lecture Series is FREE and open to the public. Events are held in room T102 in the Conable Tech. Building and begin at 7:00 PM.

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Civil War Ballooning Lecture at Ogden Public Library

The Civil War Era balloon replica INTREPID

The Civil War Era balloon replica INTREPID

OGDEN– The Ogden Public Library will sponsor a lecture on Civil War ballooning on Thursday, Sept. 18th. The talk will feature Chris Lynn of Genesee Country Village, who will talk about the Intrepid project. For more information, go to the library’s website: http://www.ogdenlibrary.com

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Civil War Lecture Series Travels to HORNELL, NY

BATAVIA – Genesee Community College is pleased to bring its popular Civil War Lecture Series to Hornell this fall. A slate of three lectures will be presented at the Hornell Public Library. All lectures begin at 6:30 PM and are FREE and open to the public. The lecture series is one of many components of the college’s Civil War Initiative. You can follow all CWI activities at: http://civilwaratgcc.wordpress.com/

Sept. 24th — “A Plain Businessman of the Republic: An English Professor Reads Grant Memoirs” with Prof. Michael Gosselin, GCC

Published by Mark Twain, Ulysses S. Grant’s memoirs are poignant, insightful and even funny. Although a gifted writer, Grant hesitated penning his memoirs but ultimately acquiesced to provide financial security for his family. Join Prof. Gosselin as he examines Grant’s memoirs for its literary value, as well as its historical merits.

Oct. TBA — “The Longstreets in War and Peace” with Dr. Terrianne Schulte, D’Youville College

The American Civil War affected families throughout the North and South for years after the fighting ended. This talk explores the impact of the war and its aftermath on a well-known and controversial Southern family, the Longstreets, focusing in particular on Confederate General James Longstreet, his second wife, Helen Dortch Longstreet, and his uncle, Judge Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, the author of Georgia Scenes.

Nov. 12th — “Lincoln’s Other War” with Robert Yott, Civil War Enthusiast

In order to preserve the Union, Lincoln must court the Border States, manage inept or politically ambitious generals and hold the radical faction of his Party at bay. Add to this Lincoln’s need to manage the enormous egos in his Cabinet, and it is a wonder Lincoln did not go insane. Join us as we recount this incredible juggling act.

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Orleans County Civil War Lecture Series

MEDINA — Genesee Community College is pleased to announce two fall lectures in Orleans County. As part of it’s popular Civil War Initiative, these lectures will shed light on interesting aspects of our bloodiest conflict.

Sept. 22nd at GCC’s MEDINA campus center — “Myths and More at Gettysburg” with George McGaughey. No Civil War battlefield is more famous (at least in the north) than Gettysburg. To many, it is sacred ground that warrants many visits and careful study, and like any other historical landscape, it is prone to myths and legends. In this talk McGaughey will talk about the basis of those myths and the many discoveries he has made as a frequent visitor. His findings will surprise even the most knowledgeable Civil War buff.

Oct. 21st at GCC’s ALBION campus center — “Marching through the Heart of the Confederacy: Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea” with Prof. Derek Maxfield, GCC Asst. Prof. of History. From a strategic perspective, few southern cities were more vital to the Confederate war effort than Atlanta. Sherman’s drive on Atlanta and subsequent march to the sea are a fascinating chapter in Civil War history. Besides knocking the heart out of the Confederacy, Sherman’s campaigns helped to secure the re-election of Abraham Lincoln and introduced psychological warfare as a means to winning the war.

Both events begin at 7:00 PM and are FREE and open to the public. For a complete listing of all Civil War Initiative events, go to: http://www.civilwaratgcc.wordpress.com/

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Civil War Days Return to Arcade

Civil War Days
presented by
Arcade & Attica RR
&
Union Blue Enterprises

September 12-14, 2013
Arcade, NY

Parade Saturday at 10:15 AM

Train will run twice on Saturday and at noon on Sunday.

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