*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

The Civil War in Virginia


The Civil War in the Eastern Theater was largely fought in Virginia. This course will examine six major battles using a lecture format and a viewing of the Gary Gallagher DVD The American Civil War and Ken Burns' DVD The Civil War. Field trips with tour guides will also be available on Fridays. Note: This course does not meet on Wednesday, September 19.

Instructor Bio:

Jim Donahue is a civil engineer and a retired Coast Guard officer who became interested in the Civil War about 12 years ago. He has taken several Encore Learning (Arlington, VA) Civil War classes and has been an OLLI at UVa Civil War instructor for the past 4 years. He is not a historian or a Civil War authority. He merely desires to facilitate the learning of the American Civil War for interested seniors.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A300 James Donahue Sept 12, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 We 9:30-11:30 a.m. Meadows Presbyterian Church WL

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