2nd Annual Civil War Lecture Series


The 2nd Annual Civil War Western Theater Lecture Series

The 2nd Annual Civil War Western Theater Lecture Series will host its first event on Saturday, February 5, at the Northwest Trade and Convention Center.

Highlights will be talks by Dr. Terry Powis, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Kennesaw State University, and by Dr. Richard McMurry, historian and author of Atlanta 1864: Last Chance for the Confederacy.

This event is sponsored by The Bandy Heritage Center for Northwest Georgia and The Georgia Humanities Council. The lectures, and a concert by the 8th Regiment Band from Rome, Georgia, are free and open to the public. The time is to be announced.

Dr. Powis will speak on the topic of “New Archaeological Studies at Georgia’s Civil War Sites; Pickett’s Mill,” and Dr. McMurray will discuss “The Common Soldier of the American Civil War.”

Powis is an archaeologist who conducts research in the Maya Lowlands of Belize, Central America. He specializes in Maya pottery, diet and subsistence, and the evolution of complex societies. His recent research has focused on the origin of chocolate in the New World. He teaches Principles of Archaeology, Maya Archaeology, North American Archaeology, Indians of North America, and Social Issues: Perspectives in Anthropology.

McMurray is an independent scholar best known for his comparative analysis of the Confederate Armies of Tennessee and North Virginia. His book Atlanta 1864: Last Chance for the Confederacy, was a past History Book Club selection.