GCC Civil War Lecture on Role of Weather in Battle

Civil War-era Live Music to Kick-Off Talk

What: GCC Civil War Lecture on Role of Weather in Battle ~ Civil War-era Live Music to Kick-Off Talk

When: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 ~ 7 p.m.

Where:Room T102 ~ Conable Technology Building ~ Batavia Campus ~ One College Road

Who: History and Civil War buffs of all ages

Background:

GCC’s on-going series of lectures on the Civil War turns to the role of weather and topography in a talk by Dr. Aaron Wheeler of Capital Community College. He will discuss how commanders from both the Union and Confederate armies used the lay of the land to try to secure battle victories. Dr. Wheeler will cite specific examples in which terrain was a key factor and others in which no amount of planning could overcome the challenges posed by Mother Nature.

The Search for Good Ground and Fair Weather: The Role of Weather and Topography in the Civil War is free and open to all ages.

Right before the lecture, from 6:30-7 p.m., musicians David Armitage and Donna LaValle will perform Civil War-era tunes on banjo and guitar.

For more information about GCC’s Civil War initiatives, visit College history instructor Derek Maxfield’s blog: http://civilwaratgcc.wordpress.com/.

For more information, contact GCC Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at: (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616 or via email: dsutherland@genesee.edu

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