The lecture will take place on Sept. 26 in Room 127 of the Mary T. Barker Humanities Building at 5 p.m.
This lecture, given by Professor Neil Greenwood, is part of an ongoing series of lectures marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.
This battle was one of the costliest battles in the Civil War, and it was part of the larger struggle between Confederate and U.S. forces for control of Middle Tennessee, an important agricultural area and transportation corridor.
In this battle, Confederate forces under Braxton Bragg nearly routed the U.S. Army of the Cumberland, setting the stage for the Battle for Chattanooga, two months later, and the Atlanta Campaign the following spring.
This lecture series will continue at CSCC through 2015.
For more information on this lecture or the lecture series, contact Greenwood at 472-7141, ext. 300.