Food was just as important to winning the Civil War as gunpowder and bullets.  The North was able to produce abundant food and get it to its troops quickly while the South really struggled to produce enough food to feed its soldiers and to deliver it to them.  Union generals not only attacked Confederate armies but attacked the South’s food and supply system.  They achieved ultimate victory in part by starving the South into submission.  The talk will present the story of food in the Civil War from multiple aspects – covering the role of food in the Union and Confederate armies and in the lives of northern and southern civilians, too.

The Speaker

Steve Gimber is the director of the American Studies program at West Chester University. He has his doctorate in U.S. history from the American University in Washington, D.C. and a Master’s degree in American Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. in history from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) in 1988 and taught as an adjunct professor of history at his alma mater for several years. 

DATE: August 4, 2016
TIME: 6:30 to 7:00 PM Complimentary Wine & Cheese Reception with ticket. Lecture begins at 7:00 PM.
LOCATION: Bell Hall at The Montgomery School
ADMISSION: $5.00 per person – Admission free to Anselma Mill Members

Food of The American Civil War
Bell Hall at The Montgomery School, 1141 Kimberton Road,Chester Springs,Pa
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