Kennesaw State Paulding Site to offer Open House for a new course in “Civil War in Georgia”
by course instructor Michael K. Shaffer DALLAS, Ga.
(February 13, 2020) — The Kennesaw State Paulding Site will partner with the University’s College of Professional Education’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to bring new courses to the Paulding County community. To launch the new partnership, the Paulding Site will offer an Open House for prospective students to learn more about the first-course offering, “Civil War in Georgia.” Opportunities to meet the instructor, tour the campus facility and register for the course will be available. The Open House is Monday, March 23 at 6 p.m, at the Kennesaw State University, Paulding Site, located at 25 Courthouse Square, Dallas, GA 30132.
“Civil War in Georgia” course, will begin Mondays, 7-9 p.m., April 6-27. The course is taught by renowned historian, Michael K. Shaffer, who offers students a look at Georgia’s rich Civil War history, from the struggles for coastal fortifications to an attempt to steal a locomotive, to the battles fought on the state’s soil. In the course, students will learn the various wartime actions and key participants, beginning with the January 1861 secession vote and culminating with the May 1865 capture of Jefferson Davis near Irwinville.
Shaffer is a Civil War historian, author, and instructor at Kennesaw State University’s College of Professional Education. He is an expert in military history and Civil War studies, Shaffer is a member of the Society of Civil War Historians and the Georgia Association of Society of Civil War Historians.