Civil War's Atlanta Campaign to Be Upcoming Lunch & Learn Topic
The misery wrought on Georgia by the Civil War will be the topic of a Lunch & Learn program to be hosted Thursday, May 12, at the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce in Calhoun. The luncheon, hosted by the Dalton State Alumni Relations office, will feature Dalton State History Professor and Director of the Bandy Heritage Center for Northwest Georgia, Dr. John Fowler.
“‘I cannot give the history of this campaign language to describe its suffering:’ The Confederate Struggle of Atlanta” is the topic of Dr. Fowler’s talk which is based on a chapter for his soon-to-be-released book, “The Breaking of the Heartland: The Civil War in Georgia.” Publication of the book is expected this spring.
“An examination of the Atlanta Campaign reveals a complex and debatable series of mysterious events and conflicting interpretations,” says Dr. Fowler. “Six questions are crucial to understanding the Confederate view of the campaign and analyzing the answers to these questions is critical to developing a better understanding of what happened during what was arguably the single most important campaign of the entire war.” Dr. Fowler holds the B.J. and Dicksie Bandy Chair of History at Dalton State.
Reservations are required and may be made by calling 706-272-2473. Cost is $8 for Dalton State alumni; $10 for the general public; payment is required in advance.
The Alumni Relations office offers Lunch & Learn programs as an opportunity for Dalton State faculty members to share their expertise with alumni and others. Those wishing to know more are invited to contact Josh Wilson at 706-272-2473 or firstname.lastname@example.org.