The Augusta County Historical Society

24th Annual Spring Banquet
God as General: Was There a Religious History of the American Civil War?

(A look at how Americans interpreted the causes and course of the Civil War through the lens of religious faith.)

Dr. George C. Rable
Professor Emeritus, University of Alabama
Author, God’s Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War.
University of North Carolina

Monday, April 6, 2020
6pm-9pm

Social 6 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center

2020 Banquet Invitation

2020 Sponsor Opportunities

Tickets & Sponsor Levels

  • Individual Seats: $60.00
  • Reserved Patron Seats: $100.00
  • General Sponsor: $1000 (Includes 4 seats, other recognition)
  • Commander Sponsor: $750 (Includes 3 seats, other recognition)
  • Captain Sponsor: $500 (Includes 2 seats, other recognition)
  • Chaplain Sponsor: $250 (Includes 1 seat, other recognition)
  • Foot Soldier Sponsor: $100 (Includes recognition)

Tickets can be mailed at no fee and can also be picked up at the door.

Books can be mailed ($8.50), picked up at ACHS, or picked up at the door.

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Augusta County’s history is America’s history.

 

Here in the county that once stretched west to the Mississippi River and north to the Great Lakes…Native Americans clashed with pioneers opening the frontier…Revolutionary War patriots helped secure their nation’s liberty…America’s agricultural revolution restoredbegan…a future U.S. President was born…Civil War armies vied for control of a state…and great artists shaped their vision.

Indeed, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Cyrus McCormick, Woodrow Wilson, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson all played important roles in our history, but so did Grandma Moses, George Caleb Bingham, Kate Smith, John Coalter and William Sheppard. Daniel Boone visited kinfolk here, Santa Anna stopped here, Charles Lindbergh landed here, Erwin Rommel studied here and Billy Sunday preached here. Even history’s great names like Eisenhower and Lincoln traced their ancestral homes to this county. And, we cannot tell a lie – George Washington slept here.