“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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Fall 2014 Civil War Lecture Series Line-up Announced

BATAVIA – Now entering it’s fourth year, the popular GCC Civil War Lecture Series continues this fall with a great line-up of speakers and topics. In revealing the fall schedule Derek Maxfield, assistant professor of history at GCC and coordinator of the Civil War Initiative, commented “this is going to be a great line-up of strong and popular speakers.” In fact, the famous Civil War historian Ed Bearrs once said of Chris Mackowski’s lecture that it was “One of the best talks I’ve ever heard!” Mackowski, a professor of journalism and mass communication at St. Bonaventure, will lead off the fall line-up with “The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson” on Sept 3rd. This particular lecture had been scheduled for the spring of 2014, but had been postponed due to inclement weather.

The full line-up includes:

Sept. 3rd. – “The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson” with Dr. Chris Mackowski, St. Bonaventure University

Oct. 1st – “Marching through the Heart of the Confederacy: Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea” with Prof. Derek Maxfield, assistant professor of history, GCC

Nov. 5th – “Uncle Tom’s Twentieth Century Transformation: From Martyr to Mickey Mouse and Muhammad Ali” with Dan Hamner, adjunct instructor of history, GCC

Dec. 3rd – “The Music of the Civil War” with David Armitage, Dona LaValle, and Jeff Fischer

Lectures take place in room T102 of the Conable Technology Bldg. and begin at 7:00 PM. All Civil War Initiative events are FREE and open to the public.

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Last Civil War Lecture of Spring to Focus on Dean Richmond

BATAVIA – Join us for the last Civil War lecture of the spring semester on Wednesday, May 7th at 7:00 PM in T102 of the Conable Technology Building. Mike “Max” Szemplenski will lecture on Dean Richmond and the Civil War. A powerful railroad baron and influential Democrat, Dean Richmond was also a gentleman and man of honor. This presentation will feature a first person interpretation of Dean Richmond, in costume. Come learn about the man who was one of the richest to ever live in Batavia and one of the few who could boast that he had lunch with Abraham Lincoln!

Lecture is FREE and open to the public.

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