HISTORYtalks: Sherman's Carolinas Campaign of 1865 by Eric Wittenberg
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Please join us for a Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours Lecture Series! Our next lecture will be: Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s Carolinas Campaign of 1865 by Eric Wittenberg. Cost is $5 per person. Zoom Login details will be sent with your email registration confirmation.
Eric will address Sherman’s march through South and North Carolina, and will address the battles of Rivers Bridge, Aiken, Monroe’s Crossroads, Fayetteville, Averasboro, and Bentonville along the way. The Carolinas Campaign was the final campaign of significance fought in the Western Theatre of the Civil War, and it features numerous fascinating episodes and characters along the way, setting the stage for the largest surrender of Confederate troops of the Civil War, when Gen. Joseph E. Johnston surrendered 90,000 troops to Sherman at Bennett Place, just outside Durham, North Carolina.
Eric Wittenberg is our program coordinator, an award-winning American Civil War historian and one of the country’s foremost experts on the Civil War cavalry. He is the author or co-author of 21 published books including the best-selling Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart’s Controversial Ride to Gettysburg. Eric has written more than 30 articles published in national magazines and is an avid Civil War battlefield preservationist. He is a practicing attorney and resides in Ohio with his wife, Susan.