Mission Statement

The mission of the Center for the Study of the Civil War Era is to provide quality programming and resources that enable scholars, students, and enthusiasts to study the causes, nature and outcomes of the conflict, as well as the role that Georgia and the South played in this nation's greatest calamity. Through a diverse offering of programs and public outreach the Center offers opportunities for the examination of the Civil War era broadly, focusing on the role of citizens and soldiers, state and national institutions, and questions of equality, democracy and civil rights, helping us to understand better our present by studying our shared past.