TREDEGAR NATIONAL CIVIL WAR CENTER FOUNDATION
490 Tredegar Street • Richmond, Virginia 23219 • 804.788.6480 • Fax: 804.788.6488
Tredegar National Civil War Center Foundation
Announces on Why Civil War Soldiers Fought
The Tredegar National Civil War Center Foundation is pleased to present a symposium about the motivations of Union, Confederate, and African American soldiers who fought during the American Civil War. The Center will present Why They Fought in the Tredegar Gun Foundry at 500 Tredegar Street on Thursday, October 21, 2004, from 7 to 9 P.M., with refreshments to follow. Admission is free, but reservations are required due to limited seating. Please call (804)
788-6483 no later than Friday, October 15.
Noted historians in the field will present the perspectives of Union, Confederate, and African American Civil War soldiers. Dr. James M. McPherson, Professor of History Emeritus, Princeton University, who will present the Union perspective, is the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Battle Cry of Freedom and For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War. Dr. William J. Cooper, Jr., Boyd Professor of History at Louisiana State University and the author of Jefferson Davis, American, will discuss the Confederate perspective. Dr. Joseph T. Glatthaar, Professor of History, University of Houston, and author of Forged in Battle: The Alliance of Black Soldiers and White Officers, will present the African American perspective.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Tredegar National Civil War Center Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation formed to create the first museum and learning center in the United States that will tell how modern America emerged from the Civil War. The Center will show how the dynamic interplay among the three major participant groups in that war—Union, Confederate, and African American—changed the course of American history. The Center will anchor the western end of the Canal Walk and attract new visitors to the Richmond area, serving as a gateway to other local and regional historical venues. Also, it will offer a variety of learning opportunities for all ages with Web-based programs, community dialogs, and leadership studies.
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