Civil War Talks Finish Out Year

Two more lectures remain in this year’s installments of Wayne Community College’s series on American Civil War battles.

“The Battle of Chattanooga” will be the subject of WCC history instructor Bryson Bateman’s talk on Nov. 19.

The Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863 left the Union Army under siege in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In battles conducted Nov. 23 through Nov. 25 at Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, known together as the Battle of Chattanooga, Union troops forced a Confederate withdrawal and opened the Deep South to vigorous attack.

The final presentation for the year, set for Dec. 10, will feature local history enthusiast and re-enactor Kirk Keller and special guests discussing outstanding individuals in “Highlights of North Carolinians in Battle in 1863.”

All are scheduled 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.

The series of talks recognizing the sesquicentennial of the conflict will continue in 2014. It is provided by the Foundation of Wayne Community College and the N.C. Military History Round Table. Hosts for the lectures are Kirk Keller and Dr. Roy Heidicker.

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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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