Valley Talks: Civil War in 1864

Valley Talks, a series of free historical lectures, continues on Sunday, March 10, 1:30pm, at the Museum of Work & Culture.

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In 1864, the Eastern and Western theaters of the Civil War were very active. Grant had come east to command all the Union armies while Gen. Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia. While Grant and Lee fought to a draw in the East, Gen. Sherman’s Union armies routed Gen. Johnston’s Confederate armies from Atlanta to Savannah, GA. Writer and General George Sears Greene reenactor Paul Bourget will discuss why the battles fought in 1864 were pivotal to the outcome of the war.

Seating is limited to 75 and is first come, first served.

Bourget is the owner and president of Bourget & Associates. He was the editor, researcher, and co-writer of Towers of Faith and Family, a history of Woonsocket’s St. Ann’s parish, and was the founding president of St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center. He currently serves as the President of the Museum of Work & Culture’s Preservation Foundation, Treasurer of the Stadium Theatre Preservation Foundation, and a member of the Woonsocket School Committee. Bourget is also an experienced historical reenactor, portraying Brigadier General George Sears Greene, a native Rhode Islander and forgotten hero of Gettysburg.

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