GCC Civil War Lecture Series Welcomes Author Wayne Mahood

Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 7 p.m. ~ GCC Batavia Campus

What:GCC Civil War Lecture Series Welcomes Author Wayne Mahood

When: Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Where: GCC Batavia Campus ~ Room T102 ~ Conable Technology Building ~ One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020

The Civil War Initiative at Genesee Community College is pleased to kick off the fall Civil War Lecture Series with author Wayne Mahood, distinguished service professor emeritus of education at SUNY Geneseo. Professor Mahood will speak on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 7 p.m. in Room T102 of the Conable Technology Building on the GCC Batavia Campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Professor Mahood has authored numerous books about the Civil War. They include:
•“The Plymouth Pilgrims: A History of the 85th New York Infantry in the Civil War”
•“Charlie Mosher’s Civil War: From Fair Oaks to Andersonville with the Plymouth Pilgrims”
•“Written in Blood: History of the 126th New York Infantry in the Civil War”
•“General Wadsworth: The Life and Times of Brevet Major General James S. Wadsworth”
•“Alexander ‘Fighting Elleck’ Hays-The Life of a Civil War General, From West Point to the Wilderness”

His most recent, “Fight All Day, March All Night: A Medal of Honor Recipient’s Story,” features the descriptive letters of Civil War Captain Morris Brown, Jr. At age 21 Brown, of Penn Yan, NY, left his studies at Hamilton College to fight for the Union. By 22, Brown was a Captain and eventually received the Congressional Medal of Honor. The book chronicles his courageous story through articulate letters he wrote to his family in Penn Yan.

Professor Mahood’s talk is part of GCC’s Civil War Initiative, exploring different aspects of the historic conflict as the nation marks its 150th anniversary. The Civil War lasted four years from 1861-1865. An exhibit detailing disabilities suffered by soldiers during the war opens September 16, 2013 in the Alfred C. O’Connell Library at GCC. “Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War” was developed by The National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine. It will be on display at GCC through October 26, 2013.

For more information about GCC’s Civil War Initiative visit the website http://civilwaratgcc.wordpress.com or contact Coordinator Derek Maxfield, Assistant Professor of History, at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6288 or ddmaxfield@genesee.edu.

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