C-SPAN to air Kennesaw State’s Civil War symposium

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Segments on operations and officers from 1864 Western Theater action air though May 3 KENNESAW, Ga…

Georgia (Apr 9, 2014)Segments on operations and officers from 1864 Western Theater action air though May 3

KENNESAW, Ga. (April 9, 2014) — Segments of Kennesaw State University’s Center for the Study of the Civil War Era’s 11th Annual Symposium will air on C-SPAN during April and May. Coverage of the “1864-The Western Theater” symposium is part of C-SPAN’s series marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The American History TV series is aired on C-SPAN3.

Segments featuring the following symposium speakers and topics will air:

·      Historian Richard McMurry's discussion of General Joseph E. Johnston and the Atlanta Campaign; Saturday, April 12 at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. EDT

After this initial broadcast, the following segments can be viewed online at http://series.c-span.org/History/Events/The-Civil-War-Gen-Joseph-E-Johnston-amp-the-Atlanta-Campaign/10737444110/.

·      Steve Woodworth, professor of history at Texas Christian University, provides insight on A. J. Smith’s Guerrillas and the Battle of Nashville, Saturday, April 19

·      Jim Ogden, chief historian at the Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park, discusses Confederate weapons manufacturing, Saturday, April 26

·      Craig Symonds, Professor Emeritus at the United States Naval Academy, shares his thoughts on Confederate general Patrick Cleburne, Saturday, May 3


Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 90graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 24,600 from 130 countries.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu