First Sunday Lecture Series
Georgia: Civil War Battlefield
Dr. William Marchione, author of A Brief History of Smyrna,
Sunday July 6, 2014
Marchione, Ph.D. will present a slide / lecture on "Smyrna,
Georgia: Civil War Battlefield" that will demonstrate
that the battles and troop movements in and around Smyrna
(at Smyrna Camp Ground, Ruff's Mill, and at the River Line
fortifications) were far more important and decisive than
is generally recognized.
talk will deal with such facets of the Atlanta campaign
as General Francis Asbury Shoup's two defensive barriers
constructed in South Cobb County.