Civil War Lecture To Cover Atlanta Campaign

The Foundation of Wayne Community College’s series of lectures on American Civil War battles continues Tuesday, March 18 with a talk on The Atlanta Campaign.

WCC history instructor Bryson Bateman will present the lecture describing how Union General William T. Sherman led the campaign through northern Georgia from May through September 1864. After a series of nine battles, Atlanta surrendered and Sherman began his March to the Sea. The Union victory in the Atlanta Campaign is considered to have boosted President Abraham Lincoln’s re-election bid that year.

The next lectures in the series are on the Battle of the Wilderness, April 15; Battle of Spotsylvania, May 20; Battle of Cold Harbor, June 17; Battle of Petersburg, July 22; and Battle of the Crater, Aug. 19.

All are set for 7 p.m. and will be held in Moffatt Auditorium. They are free and open to the public with no reservations or registrations required.

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The Foundation of Wayne Community College is a non-profit organization that works to broaden the base of community support for educational opportunities at the college. The Foundation assisted WCC students with 363 scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year. It also provides funding for innovative campus projects and employee recognition, and offers cultural programs for the community.

Wayne Community College is a public, two-year college with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, it serves 15,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 100 college credit programs.

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