Civil War historian Michael K. Shaffer will present the Technology in the Civil War program at Switzer Library on Tuesday, July 22 at 7 p.m.

Library of Congress Technological advances during the Civil War included transportation and communications, such as upgraded railroads, steamboats, telegraphs, and printing presses. Library of Congress
This drawing in the Library of Congress shows Civil War era technological upgrades, including railroads, steamboats, telegraphs, and printing presses.

The lecture will cover how the North and the South used technological advances in seeking victory. The Civil War was a period of innovations in weaponry, communications, medicine, and transportation. This summer is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s defining moments in Georgia, including the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain and the Battle of Atlanta.

The July 22 program is part of the library’s Adult Summer Reading Program.

For more information, please call (770) 528-2320.

A resource for information on events in the Marietta area for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War is www.mariettacivilwar.com.

For items on Civil War history in the Cobb County Public Library System, visit our catalog. Local history resources on the Civil War are available through The Georgia Room at the Switzer Library and online.

Lecture on Civil War Technology is Tuesday @ Switzer
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