November 4 & 5, 2011
As the Sesquicentennial observance of the Civil War continues, you are invited to join us as we try to understand the role South Carolina and its citizens played in this tragic period of our history.
South Carolina played an important role as the trigger for this four year conflict that would determine the fate of our nation. The thunder of artillery that soon rolled over the waters of Charleston harbor would reverberate across the continent throwing the country into a cataclysmic struggle that shapes our country to this day. The symposium is for those who seek to learn and discuss the many aspects of the war and how it impacted South Carolina and the nation.
Featured Speaker – Dr. Orville Vernon Burton
The Age of Lincoln and the Civil War
Other presentations include:
• Dr. J. Tracy Power – To Begin the World For Themselves: The Civil War on the Beaufort District Sea Islands
• Dr. Stephen R. Wise – Forgotten Victory: The Battle of Port Royal
• Patricia G. McNeely – Knights of the Quill: South Carolina Correspondents and their Civil War Reporting
• Chester DePratter, James Legg, and Kalla DePratter – Columbia’s Five Civil War Prisons
• Elizabeth Young – Religion and the Road to Secession
• Mac Wyckoff – Richard Kirkland: An Angel or a Hoax?
• Friday reception
For more information contact Patrick McCawley, 803-896-6203 or Patrick@scdah.state.sc.us
Historic Columbia Foundation
Check out South Carolina's Civil War Sesquicentennial Website - Link