Series Commemorates Sesquicentennial Anniversary of Civil War


A new reading and discussion series, Augusta Viewpoints: Understanding the Civil War, will begin in September at Augusta State. The series, hosted by Reese Library, marks the beginning of commemorative programming for the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.

The first discussion will be held Monday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. in Washington Hall. Debra van Tuyll, professor in the Department of Communications and Professional Writing, will moderate the discussion on Anthony Gene Carey’s Parties Slavery and the Union in Antebellum Georgia. For more information about this free series, go to or

“We hope the event draws attention to the sesquicentennial celebration and helps the community nurture interest in local history” says Carol Waggoner-Angleton, special collections librarian.

The series includes six book titles that reflect on the multiple experiences and perspectives of Augustans during the American Civil War. The books are available at Reese Library, Collins-Callaway Library at Paine College, the Augusta Public Library, and the Columbia County Library as well as for purchase at the ASU Bookstore.

For additional information, contact Autumn Johnson, outreach librarian in the Reese Library, at 706-667-4912 or