“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.
If you go
Summer History Symposium
Topic: Gen. Sherman’s March to the Sea
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Te Ata Memorial Auditorium, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha