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Lectures, Performances Bringing Civil War to Life at CCC This Fall


A dramatic presentation, a bugle-call demonstration and an artifact display will complement the scholarly lectures on the American Civil War that are being presented this fall by Camden County College’s Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility.


The free lecture series “American Civil War: Pols and Generals” will focus on political and military leaders of the North and South, including Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. It also will address how their leadership skills and personalities affected their success and the war’s outcome. Also covered will be topics such as Civil War medicine and the U.S. Colored Troops.


Scheduled are:


● Sept. 19: 6 p.m., “Grant and Lee: Until the Surrender,” a dramatic presentation by History First Hand, and 7 p.m., “Robert E. Lee and the Battles of Antietam and Gettysburg” with Elizabeth Pryor, author and former State Department employee.


● Oct. 3: 7 p.m., “The Legacy of Civil War Medicine: It’s Not What You Think” with Elizabeth Estilow of the National Civil War Medical Museum and Hood College.


● Oct. 10: 7 p.m., “Jefferson Davis: President of the Confederate States of America” with William Davis of Virginia Tech University, a three-time Jefferson Davis Award winner.


● Oct. 24: 6 p.m., “Bugle Calls of the American Civil War,” a musical performance and discussion by Civil War re-enactor and bugler George Rabbai, and 7 p.m., “Lincoln as the Indispensable Man” with Michael Burlingame of the University of Illinois–Springfield.


● Oct. 31: 7 p.m., “Strike Him As Often as You Can and Keep Moving: The Leadership of U.S. Grant” with Jeffrey Prushankin of Millersville University. 


● Nov. 14: 4 p.m., artifact display by the 3rd Regiment Infantry United States Colored Troops re-enactors, and 7 p.m., “Colored Soldiers in the Civil War: Their Leadership Recruitment, Record and Remembrance” with James E. Johnson of Rutgers University–Camden.


The series, which is free and open to the public, will be presented in the Connector Building on CCC’s Blackwood Campus at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township. The series is recommended for area educators as each installment will provide them with classroom perspectives and the chance to earn New Jersey professional development credit.


For additional information or to attend, contact the Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4333, or

Published: September 19, 2012