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Scholar to discuss U.S. Civil War at symposium in Chickasha

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s Summer History Symposium is at 7:30 p.m. June 24 in Chickasha, Oklahoma.
By Paighten Harkins, Staff Writer Published: June 23, 2014

The march was the first time the civilian population had been specifically targeted during warfare. The event changed the nature of warfare and is still a point of contention, Finck said.

“It seems like everyone in Georgia, their great grandfather’s house was burned down by Sherman, whether it was in the path or not,” Finck said.

During the keynote address, Glatthaar will discuss the march and its significance.

Glatthaar wants those who attend to understand the Union soldiers’ dedication to their cause and winning the war. He also wants attendees to understand the hardships faced by the Confederacy because of the march.

Overall, Glatthaar said he wants to engender a love for history to those in the audience — especially high school students.

“I just hope that these students will come away with a good appreciation of their own heritage, and understand that you can’t really figure out where you are if you don’t understand where you’ve been,” he said.