Feb 08 2015
Civil War Lecture Series: Atlanta and Columbia Rem...

Civil War Lecture Series: Atlanta and Columbia Rem...

Presented by Historic Columbia and University of South Carolina at Robert Mills House & Gardens

Atlanta and Columbia Remember Sherman: Monuments and Ruins with Thomas Brown, PhD

The burning of Atlanta in November 1864 during Union occupation under the command of William T. Sherman and the burning of Columbia in February 1865 during Union occupation under the command of William T. Sherman were parallel crises for what were then similarly sized southern towns. As the fortunes of the cities diverged dramatically after the Civil War, however, civic memories of the events also took different shapes. This talk will explore Atlanta’s remembrance of its fire as a crucible of maturation, culminating in Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind, and Columbia’s remembrance of its fire as a claim to traumatic victimhood, asserted on historical markers as well as local literature.

 

Admission Info

Free

Phone: 803-252-1770 x 23

Email: reservations@historiccolumbia.org

Dates & Times

2015/02/08 - 2015/02/08

Location Info

Robert Mills House & Gardens

1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201