Sherman in the Carolinas at April Harrisburg Civil War Round Table
“From Warrior to Peacemaker: William T. Sherman and the Carolinas Campaign of 1865” is the topic at the Friday, April 15 meeting of the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table. Mark Bradley, a historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington, D.C., will be the featured speaker.
The Carolinas Campaign was the ultimate realization of Major Gen. William T. Sherman’s way of war, a 450-mile, midwinter march through enemy territory that culminated in the largest Confederate troop surrender of the war. In comparing the importance of the Carolinas Campaign with that of the March to the Sea, Sherman ranked the former as a “10” and the latter as a “1.”
Mark Bradley received his B.A. in History from North Carolina State University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in History from UNC-Chapel Hill. His publications include three books: Last Stand in the Carolinas: The Battle of Bentonville; This Astounding Close: The Road to Bennett Place; and Bluecoats and Tar Heels: Soldiers and Civilians in Reconstruction North Carolina. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
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 6:45. The cost of dinner is $20.00 and reservations must be made by no later than Tuesday, April 12, by calling 717-938-3706. The program begins at 8:00 PM and is free to the public.
For more information, contact Douglas Gibboney, HCWRT vice president, 717-243-1738.