History buff? Don't miss this lecture next Sunday

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 GREC# 169695

Are you a history buff? Then you will love attending this.  It's at the Plaza Arts Center which has it's own rich history.


Sunday at The Museum: What the Yankees Did to Us

March 22 2:00 pm


Renowned author, Stephen Davis, will give a lecture in the Reception Hall and then a light reception will take place in the Old School History Museum. This event is free of charge; however, donations are appreciated.

Stephen Davis, a popular Atlanta historian, earned a Master's degree in American history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Ph.D. from Emory University where he concentrated on the theme of the Civil War in Southern literature. Dr. Davis studied at Emory under Bell Irvin Wiley, the renowned Civil War author and historian.

Dr. Davis is the author of a book on the Atlanta Campaign, Atlanta Will Fall: Sherman, Joe Johnston and the Heavy Yankee Battalions (2001), and, he served as Book Review Editor for Blue and Gray Magazine from 1984 to 2005. This author has written more than a hundred articles in a number of scholarly and popular publications to include Civil War Times Illustrated and the Georgia Historical Quarterly.

Davis's recent book, What the Yankees Did to Us: Sherman's Bombardment and Wrecking of Atlanta, is published by Mercer University Press. His book, as reviewed in Civil War News, is "by far the most well-researched, thorough, and detailed account ever written about the 'wrecking' of Atlanta." And, last year the Georgia Writers' Association recognized Dr. Davis with its Georgia Author of the Year Award in the category of History.

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Comments (8)

Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN


Oh this should be interesting since it is about the Civil War!  

From reading the blog header I thought it was about Atlanta being swept in the 1999 World Series 4-0 by the Yankees!!!  

This is very fitting as it is the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War and little has been said in the national media!

Mar 15, 2015 04:54 AM
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Oh my . . . I am a Yankee. . . Maybe the speech title is deceiving and they will talk about something positive like what the Yankees did was bring freedom to the slaves or something like that.  :)  We will have big events in this area too, I am only 30 minutes from Gettysburg.  

Mar 15, 2015 07:26 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Joy Daniels actually I think it's more about the destruction of property by fire on their march to the sea, which was really in my opinion not necessary to win the war, but it's 160 year old history which neither of us had any control over.  I think women could have settled it all at the kitchen table myself.

Bruce Walter that's not even nice for you to bring up Bruce LOL  And there hasn't been much said in the news.  And a lot can be learned from our history so we are not doomed to repeat it.

Mar 15, 2015 07:35 AM
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

:)  you are right -  women would have done better - I know. . . the destruction was very sad.  And like you mentioned to Bruce - a lot can be learned from our history!

Mar 15, 2015 07:40 AM
Claude Labbe
RLAH / @properties - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

In the past week, I've been speaking to a friend and we both were thinking of taking a class together.  (strange type of bonding, but we're strange friends?).  My thought was I'd like to take a class in the Civil War, since I went to high school in NH and my focus there was all about the Revolutionary War.

Now being in DC, I'm much closer to the Civil War, and I've come to appreciate that while the Revolutionary War led to some documents and principles, our history as a nation clearly changed and our soul was redefined by the Civil War.  I learned that from a few trips to Richmond.

"What the Yankees Did To Us"....well, yes, maybe I'll stay in the back row discreetly.  Let's hope today's leaders learn some lessons on the extent of necessary infliction of destruction.

Mar 15, 2015 10:57 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Tammy,

I hope that you will be able to take the time to enjoy this lecture next Sunday?!!

Mar 15, 2015 12:36 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Although having lived in NY, CT & MA I have also lived in Ft Benning GA as well as Ft Bragg NC  having been pulled over by a town Sheriff and being called a Yankee I still would love to hear this lecture...being a Red Sox Fan I do not consider myself a Yankee:)), Endre

Mar 15, 2015 05:18 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I would enjoy that lecture too. I remember visiting the Atlanta Museum and all the history there about the Civil War. Fascinating.

Mar 15, 2015 11:39 PM