The Wayne County Civil War Roundtable, in collaboration with the Wayne County Public Library, will host a program Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Wooster Library’s Conference Room.
One of Ken Burns’ outstanding films of the Civil War entitled, “Valley of the Shadow of Death”, which covers the first months of 1864 (150 years ago).
According to Gerald Payn, CWRT coordinator, the film begins with a biographical comparison of the Generals (Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee) and then chronicles the extraordinary series of battles which pitted the two generals against each other. The film covers the battles from Wilderness to Petersburg, Virginia.
In those thirty days, the two armies lost more men than both sides have lost in three years of war!
With Grant and Lee deadlocked at Petersburg, we visit the ghastly hospitals (North and South) and follow Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign through the mountains of northern Georgia. As the horrendous casualty lists increase, President Lincoln’s chances for re-election begin to dim, and with them the possibility of a Union victory. We certainly appreciate Ken Burns’ superb Civil War series.
There is no charge for this program.