Augusta and the Civil War in 1861 Symposium

Friday November 11 - Saturday November 12, 2011

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Participate in a symposium that explores the rich history of the Civil War in Augusta . The two-day program focuses on the people, places, and events in the Augusta community during the conflict.

Friday, November 11, 2011 At the Old Medical College of Georgia

• 6:30 p.m.: Dr. Edward J. Cashin Memorial Woodrow Wilson Lecture: "Lincoln as a Southerner," presented by Dr. Orville Vernon Burton

• 7:30 p.m.: Reception

Saturday, November 12, 2011At the Morris Museum of Art

• 8:30–9:00 a.m.: Registration, coffee, and snacks

• 9:00–10:00 a.m.: "Henry Cumming and the Secession Debate," presented by Dr. David Connolly

• 10:15–11:15 a.m.: "Augusta and the Formation of a Confederate Church," presented by Dr. Erskine Clarke

• 11:15–11:45 a.m.: Lunch

• 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.: "African Americans and the Civil War: Causes, Conflict, and Consequences," presented by Dr. Ronald Bailey

• 1:00 p.m.: Board a bus for a tour emphasizing Augusta in 1861. Stop at the Augusta Arsenal, the Augusta Museum of History, and First Presbyterian Church

• 3:30 p.m.: "Augusta in 1861," presented by Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell

• 4:30 p.m.: Return to the Morris Museum of Art


Arts & Culture


Starts at 6:30pm

Admission Fee/Ticket Price:

Friday: FREE // Saturday: $15 - $25


  • Augusta, GA
  • Downtown




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