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A program in association with the exhibition, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War at the Georgia Tech Library.
Charlie Crawford, president of Georgia Battlefields Association, explores the significance of the fall of Atlanta to Lincoln’s re-election as President and examines George Barnard’s photographic documentation of the battlefields around Atlanta. Crawford will discuss how land that is now a part of Georgia Tech’s campus was once the site of Confederate and Federal fortifications.
As president of Georgia Battlefields Association, a non-profit battlefield preservation group, Mr. Crawford has made over 95 presentations and led over 35 tours relating to the Civil War in Georgia.
Mr. Crawford grew up near Philadelphia and has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Georgia Tech, and was cadet commander of the AFROTC unit while at Tech. He served as an Air Force officer, retiring as a colonel in 1996. Mr. Crawford is currently director of operations for an information technology consulting company.
In addition to being a member of Georgia Battlefields Association and the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta, Charlie is a life member of the Civil War Trust and the Military Officers’ Association of America.
For more info visit: www.library.gatech.edu
Lecture sponsored by the Ivan Allen College Sam Nunn School of International Affairs Center for International Strategy, Policy and Technology and supported by the Colonel Leslie Callahan Memorial Endowment.