Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will host the first presentation in its new “Emerging Scholars Lecture Series” on Saturday, Feb. 23.
This one-hour lecture, entitled, “Bountiful Land and Poor Distribution: East Tennessee’s Agriculture and Its Impact on the Civil War” will be presented in the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center’s theater at 2 pm.
Some of the most cutting edge scholarship on the Civil War era is being conducted by graduate students at universities and colleges throughout the nation, and this lecture aims to promote the work being done by the next generation of Civil War scholars.
Lucas Wilder is a Ph.D. candidate at Mississippi State University, where he is researching the environmental effects of the Civil War in Tennessee and Appalachia. His presentation will explore how the environment and agricultural practices affected Civil War operations in the region. This presentation is made possible through the support of the park’s cooperating association, Eastern National.
For more information about upcoming programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Lookout Mountain Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.