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Railroad Defense in the Atlanta Campaign w/ Robert Girardi

Harvey Mitchell Library
151 Main St.
Epping, NH 03042
United States

The first war to fully utilize the railroad was the American Civil War. Warfare changed and major rail hubs were targets in the course of the war. Atalnta was one such hub, and General William Tecumseh Sherman knew it.

In May of 1864, Sherman advanced upon the city of Atlanta. His campaign forced him to rely upon a vulnerable 473 miles supply line along the route of the railroads. this is an in depth examination of the means Sherman used to protect his communications deep within enemy lines.

Historian Robert Girardi makes his first visit to New England. He is a lifelong student of the Civil War having read through thousands of books and documents. He’s visited Civil War sites trampling over sacred ground and has developed a sense and a deep understanding of the Civil War.

He earned a M.A. in Public History at Loyola Universatiy of Chicago in 1991. He’s a past president of the Civil War Roundtable of Chicago and past vice president and a newsletter editor of the Salt Creek CWRT.