Second program in “Civil War 150” series a real scorcher

014IMG_4657Today Historian Grady Howell discussed how Jackson, MS was burned four different times over the course of the Civil War.  Three of those instances were overseen by General Tecumseh Sherman.

The presentation was based on the research he conducted for his book Chimneyville: “Likenesses” of Early Days in Jackson, Mississippi (2009).

Howell showed a slideshow of images that included photographs as well as drawings of both people  and buildings associated with Jackson during the War.  He shared accounts from both Union and Confederate soldiers discussing the evacuation of the city and ultimate burning and destruction of both personal and public property.

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The next event in the series will be Tuesday, May 14th at 2:00pm in the Meeting Room of the Columbus Public Library.  Dr. John Marszalek from Mississippi State University will discuss The Old Army and the Coming of the Civil War.  It will be free and open to the public.

For more information visit http://civilwar150columbusms.wordpress.com.

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