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“Sherman Captures Savannah:” Free talk at October Harrisburg Civil War Round Table

Historian Roger S. Durham will speak on Sherman’s capture of Savannah, Georgia, at the Friday, October 23, meeting of the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table. Entitled “A Great Lion at By: William T. Sherman Storms Fort McAllister,” the talk focuses on the final phase of the general’s legendary and controversial “March to the Sea” in late 1864. The program will include a “then-and-now” examination of twenty-four historic photographs taken of Sherman’s army shortly after the fort’s capture.
Mr. Durham is the former director of the Army Heritage Museum in Carlisle. He is the author of six books, including two on Fort McAllister. His latest effort is entitled Carlisle Barracks: A Pictorial History. A Viet Nam veteran, he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and his master’s degree from Georgia Southern University
The Harrisburg Civil War Round Table meets at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel & Convention Center, Camp Hill, PA, Camp Hill Bypass @ Routes 11&15. An informal reception starts at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner at 6:30. The cost of dinner is $20.00 and reservations must be made by no later than Tuesday, October 20, by calling 717-938-3706. The program begins at 8:00 PM and is free to the public.
Contact Douglas Gibboney, Publicity Chairperson, for further information @ 717-243-1738.