Thursday, September 3, 2015

Discussion and Movie on General Sherman in Goldsboro, N.C.-- Part 1

From the March 11, 2015, Goldsboro (NC) News-Argus "Lecture shares view of Civil War general" by Dennis Hill.

"One hundred and fifty years ago this week, residents of Goldsboro were scared.

"The Civil War had raged for more than four years, the army of Union Gen. William T. Sherman had entered North Carolina after laying waste to much of Georgia and South Carolina, and people in the state feared the worst."

Sherman's March was the subject of a film and lecture presented at Wayne Community College.  Iy had special meaning to Goldsboro and Wayne County residents as Goldsboro was the objective of Sherman's march as he was hoping to meet up with other Union forces moving inland from the coast.

Local historian Kirk Keller gave the lecture and said that Sherman's hard-nosed (and much hated) mode of fighting helped quicken the end of the war, which, by 1865, the Confederacy didn't have any chance of winning.

This film/lecture is part of a series of events leading up to the March 21-22 re-enactment of the Battle of Bentonville.  March 17, Dean Harry, president of the Friends of Bentonville Battlefield will give a talk on the battle itself at Wayne Community College.  On March 20, a Civil War concert will also be held at the college.

Don't "Shermanize" My Steak.  --Old Secesh

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