Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1:30 p.m.—RUTLAND— The Great Courses: American Civil War will continue on Wednesdays, 1:30-3 p.m. beginning Jan. 16 at the Castleton Community Center.
Leading Civil War historian and professor Gary W. Gallagher richly details the effects of the Civil War on all Americans. Learn how armies were recruited, equipped, and trained; and about the hard lot of prisoners. Hear how soldiers on both sides dealt with the rigors of camp life, campaigns, and the terror of combat. Understand how slaves and their falling masters responded to the advancing war, and see the desperate price paid by the families so many left behind.
The Great Courses bring the world’s most engaging professors and world-class experts in video format. Programs begin with a 30-minute video, followed by a lively participant discussion.
The Castleton Community Center is located at 2108 Main St., Castleton. For more information, call 802-468-3093.