In July 1864, General William T. Sherman and his Union Army made plans to capture Atlanta and to destroy the industries and railroad lines that supplied the Confederacy—a turning point in the Civil War. The Chattahoochee River at Paces Ferry offered the last natural barrier for the Army before they reached the city. It is here, at this strategic location, where one now finds the campus of The Lovett School.
The Civil War and the Forging of Character
is a four-year lecture series presented by The Lovett School to mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and the Battle of Atlanta. Its purpose: to bring to Lovett speakers and scholars who can engage all of us—students, faculty, parents, alumni, and the community at large—on critical matters of character and integrity as demonstrated during this defining period in our nation’s history.
See video and links from past lectures via the "Previous Lectures" link, left.