Sam Richards' Civil War Diary

SUN, JUL 12, 2009 (1:03:32)

Georgia State University professor Wendy Hamand Venet discusses her book, Sam Richards’s Civil War Diary: A Chronicle of the Atlanta Home Front. Richards’ diary includes the period from October 1860 to August 1865. His observations cover the Union bombardment of Atlanta, the evacuation of Confederate forces, and the entry of the Union Army into the city.

+ BIO: Wendy Hamand Venet

Wendy Hamand Venet is assistant professor of history at Georgia State University. Venet specializes in 19th century US history. She helped to conceptualize exhibits for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library in Springfield, Illinois, which opened in 2005. She received her PhD in history from the University of Illinois.

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