Augusta Civil War symposium Friday, Saturday



A symposium focusing on the Civil War’s impact on Augusta will be held Friday and Saturday.

The presentations put Augusta within the larger context of the war and the social changes it produced.

Each year during the Civil War’s sesquicentennial, a theme is explored through lectures by scholars, tours and visits to historic sites. This year the theme is “Family, Medicine and the Homefront.”

All events Friday are free, but those Saturday cost $30. Registration is required for both days.

Register by calling (706) 724-0436, e-mailing (include “CW150 Symposium” in the subject line) or by mailing a check or money order to Historic Augusta Inc., P.O. Box 37, Augusta, GA 30903. If mailing, include your name, phone number, e-mail address, the number of attendees and the days you wish to attend.

The registration deadline is Thursday.



• 6:30 p.m. – The Edward J. Cashin Memorial Woodrow Wilson Lecture at First Presbyterian Church, 642 Telfair St.; Stephen Berry, Ph.D., Amanda and Greg Gregory, professors of the Civil War era at the University of Georgia, present House of Abraham: Lincoln and the Todds, a Family Divided by War

• 7:30 p.m. – reception at The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson, 419 Seventh St., and the Supreme Court Justice Joseph Rucker Lamar Boyhood Home, 415 Seventh St.


Saturday – Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.

• 9:00–9:30 a.m.: Registration, coffee and snacks

• 9:30–10:30 a.m.: Another House Divided: The Wilsons and Woodrows, presented by Erick Montgomery, executive director, Historic Augusta Inc.

• 10:30-10:45 a.m.: Break

• 10:45–11:45 a.m.: The Medical Experiences of the Civil War – At Home and in the Field, presented by Alfred Jay Bollet, Ph.D., former clinical professor of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine

• 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.: Lunch on your own

• 1:15–2:15 p.m.: Suffer and Grow Strong: Life on the Augusta Homefront in 1863, presented by Lee Ann Caldwell, Ph.D.,, the director for the Center for the Study of Georgia History and Historian-in-Residence at Georgia Regents University

• 2:15-2:30 p.m.: Break

• 2:30-3:30 p.m.: These are Troublous Times, a reader’s theater presented by Jim Garvey, Ph.D., playwright and professor emeritus at Georgia Regents University

• 3:30-3:45 p.m.: Break

• 3:45 p.m.: Optional tour of the Morris Museum of Art, including a special exhibition of works on paper from the Civil War in the Education Gallery, through Nov. 17, 2013.


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