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July 2, 2016 at 7:00 am

You’re Invited | Ohio Civil War Symposium, Aug. 13

General William Tecumseh Sherman Bronze Bas Relief Marching Through Georgia Civil War Memorial Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. Statue dedicated 1903, artist Carl Rohl-Smith. Located in back of Treasury where President Andrew Johnson and Ulysses Grant reviewed the Army at the end of the Civil War. General Sherman led the review at the head of the Army of Tennessee.

General William Tecumseh Sherman Bronze Bas Relief Marching Through Georgia Civil War Memorial Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C.

The History Department is hosting an Ohio Civil War Symposium at the Sherman House Museum in Lancaster on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016.

The Ohio Civil War Symposium is for Ohio University alumni and anyone interested in the history of the civil war. The cost is $30 and includes admission to Sherman House Museum and lunch.

Register online. Space is limited.

The keynote lecture is “Sheridan’s Ride at Cedar Creek,” a Union victory that ended the Confederate threat to Washington, D.C.

The Sherman House Museum in Lancaster, Ohio, is the birthplace of General William Tecumseh Sherman, his younger brother U.S. Senator John Sherman and home of the remarkable Sherman family.

Symposium Program

9:30 to 9:45 a.m.: Registration at Sherman House Museum

9:45 to 11 a.m.: Welcome and Panel on Ohio and the Civil War, featuring Ohio University history faculty:

  • Katherine Jellison, Professor and Chair of History at Ohio University, “The Imprint of War on the Ohio Homefront”
  • Brian Schoen, Associate Professor of History at Ohio University, “Ohio’s Internal War”

11 to 11:15 a.m.: Refreshment Break

11:15-noon: Keynote Lecture, “Sheridan’s Ride at Cedar Creek,” with Dr. Mark Grimsley, Associate Professor of History at Ohio State University

More information about the keynote and panel presenters is on the website.

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