On Campus | Alumni
Thursday January 24, 2013
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Clough Commons, Room 152, Georgia Institute of TechnologyPhone:
A program in association with the exhibition, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War at the Georgia Tech Library. Charlie Crawford, president of Georgia Battlefields Association, explores the significance of the fall of Atlanta to Lincoln’s re-election as President and examines George Barnard’s photographic documentation of the battlefields around Atlanta. Crawford will discuss how land that is now a part of Georgia Tech’s campus was once the site of Confederate and Federal fortifications.As president of Georgia Battlefields Association, a non-profit battlefield preservation group, Mr. Crawford has made over 95 presentations and led over 35 tours relating to the Civil War in Georgia.Mr. Crawford grew up near Philadelphia and has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Georgia Tech, and was cadet commander of the AFROTC unit while at Tech. He served as an Air Force officer, retiring as a colonel in 1996. Mr. Crawford is currently director of operations for an information technology consulting company.In addition to being a member of Georgia Battlefields Association and the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta, Charlie is a life member of the Civil War Trust and the Military Officers’ Association of America.For more info visit: www.library.gatech.eduLecture sponsored by the Ivan Allen College Sam Nunn School of International Affairs Center for International Strategy, Policy and Technology and supported by the Colonel Leslie Callahan Memorial Endowment.