The Continuing Education and Community Services Division at Hagerstown Community College is offering a half-day seminar titled "Civil War 1861: The Country Disintegrates," Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Career Programs Building on HCC's main campus.
Taught by HCC instructor Joe Mieczkowki, the course will feature two lectures.
Lecture I: "The Country Disintegrates" will cover the period of January through June 1861 and will focus on state secession, the rise of protest leader Jefferson Davis and the country's preparation for war.
Lecture II: "Blood, Bull Run and Blockades" will cover the period of July through December 1861 and will focus on the battle of Bull Run, the spread of conflict across the United States and the military decisions made by both Davis and Lincoln.
Cost is $41 per person. Fee includes both lectures and a continental breakfast. For more information or to register, call 240-500-2236, or go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/coned.