"Railroad Defense In The Atlanta Campaign," W/ Robert I. Girardi

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The Civil War Roundtable of New Hampshire invites you to come to a discussion by historian Robert I. Girardi, on his topic: "Railroad Defense in the Atlanta Campaign."

 In May of 1864, William T. Sherman advanced upon the city of Atlanta. His campaign forced him to rely upon a vulnerable 473 miles supply line along the route of the railroads. this is an in depth examination of the means Sherman used to protect his communications deep within enemy lines.

Railroads were vital to both sides of the Civil War

Robert Girardi is a lifelong student of the Civil War having read through thousands of books and documents. He's visited Civil War sites trampling over sacred ground and has developed a sense and a deep understanding of the Civil War.

He earned  a M.A. in Public History at Loyola Universatiy of Chicago in 1991. He's a past president of the Civil War Roundtable of Chicago and past vice president and a newsletter editor of the Salt Creek CWRT.