Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Library Lecture Series: Dr. Charles Evans presents "The Civil War in LaGrange's Backyard"

On Tuesday, February 18th, LaGrange College professor emeritus of psychology, Dr. Charles Evans, gave a lecture on the Civil War entitled "The Civil War in LaGrange's Backyard."

Dr. Evans came prepared with hundreds of pictures and documents that he has gathered while studying the Civil War in Georgia. He showed a number of them on the projector as told how the Battle at Brown's Mill, (which took place near Newnan, GA) unfolded.

Between two sessions, we had almost 100 attendees, included Faculty, Staff, Community Members, and students! The Corn Auditorium was packed at both 11:15 and 7:30.

Dr. Evans (left) with Library Director, Loren Pinkerman

The sight of the Battle at Brown's mill is just about a 20 minute drive from LaGrange, and Dr. Evans spoke about the July 2013 Grand Opening of the historic civil war site on Millard Farmer Road in Newnan, GA.

According to the Brown's Mill Battlefield Association's web page, the newly renovated Battlefield site opened "almost 149 Years to the day that Union Soldiers under General Edward M. McCook, marching from Atlanta toward Macon, were defeated by General Joseph Wheeler's Confederate cavalry that had ridden south from Decatur."

You can now step back in time and visit the newly restored historic Civil War site. 
Read more about the Battlefield site at

*This post was written by Lindsey Lowry

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