Charlie Crawford, president of Georgia Battlefields Association, explores the significance of the fall of Atlanta to Lincoln’s re-election as President and examines George Barnard’s photographic documentation of the battlefields around Atlanta. Crawford will discuss how land that is now a part of Georgia Tech’s campus was once the site of Confederate and Federal fortifications.
As president of Georgia Battlefields Association, a non-profit battlefield preservation group, Mr. Crawford has made over 95 presentations and led over 35 tours relating to the Civil War in Georgia.
Crawford grew up near Philadelphia and has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Georgia Tech. He served as an Air Force officer, retiring as a colonel in 1996.
In addition to being a member of Georgia Battlefields Association and the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta, Crawford is a life member of the Civil War Trust.
This lecture is sponsored by the Ivan Allen College Center for International Strategy, Policy and Technology and supported by the Callahan Memorial Endowment.
Thursday January 24, 2013
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Clough Commons Auditorium 152
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Georgia Tech Library