Georgia: a state rich with Civil War history, from the struggles for her coastal fortifications, to an attempt to steal a steam locomotive, and the many battles fought on her soil. This course will explore the various wartime actions and key participants, beginning with the January 1861 secession vote and culminating with the May 1865 capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis near Irwinville.
As a Civil War historian, author, newspaper columnist, and instructor, Michael K. Shaffer remains a member of the Society of Civil War Historians, Historians of the Civil War Western Theater, and Georgia Association of Historians. He serves as a Civil War consultant for the River Line Historic Area and the Friends of Camp McDonald. Shaffer holds BA and MA degrees – with honors -in Military History: Civil War Studies. He frequently lectures to various groups, and currently teaches Civil War courses at Kennesaw State University’s College of Continuing and Professional Education.
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