The lecture will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday in Room 127 of the Mary T. Barker Humanities Building.
This lecture, given by Professor Neil Greenwood, is part of an ongoing series of lectures marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.
While not as well known or as costly as the Battle of Gettysburg or the capture of Vicksburg, both of which occurred as the Tullahoma campaign was ending, this campaign was as important to U.S. victory as those other events.
This campaign was part of the larger struggle between Confederate and U.S. forces for control of Middle Tennessee, an important agricultural area and transportation corridor.
The U.S. Army of the Cumberland, under the command of Major General William S. Rosecrans, initiated the campaign toward the end of forcing the Confederate Army of Tennessee, commanded by General Braxton Bragg, out of Tullahoma.
By maneuvering the Army of Tennessee out of Tullahoma the Army of the Cumberland freed Middle Tennessee and paved the way for the successful Atlanta campaign and “March to the Sea” in 1864, ultimately leading to the Confederate surrender of 1865.
This lecture series will continue at CSCC through 2015.
For more information on this lecture or the lecture series, contact Greenwood at 472-7141, ext. 300.