COLUMBIA — The University of South Carolina and historian Walter Edgar have launched a new series of lectures about the Civil War that soon will be aired over the state’s Educational Radio.

The series began this week in Columbia will continue each Tuesday evening through Feb. 11.

The first lecture was given by Tracy Power, an assistant professor of history at Newberry College, who discussed life in the Army of Northern Virginia from the battle known as the “Wilderness” to Appomattox.

The other lectures include:

* Jan. 21 – Jack Waugh, author of “One Man Great Enough: Abraham Lincoln’s Road to the Civil War” and “The Class of 1846: From West Point to Appomattox – Stonewall Jackson, George McClellan and Their Brothers.”

* Jan. 28 – Melissa Walker, the George Dean Johnson Professor of History at Converse College and author-editor of numerous books about women of the South, including “Upcountry South Carolina Goes to War: Letters of the Anderson, Brockman, and Moore Families, 1853-1865.”

* Feb. 4 – Craig Symonds, retired professor of history at the United States Naval Academy and author of “The Civil War at Sea.”

* Feb. 11 – Carol Reardon, the George Winfree Professor of American History at Pennsylvania State University and author of “Pickett’s Charge in History and Memory.”

The lectures will not be live-streamed, but they are being recorded and will run on Educational Radio as well as Walter Edgar’s Journal on ETV radio.

For information on attending any of the free lectures in Columbia, call the Institute for Southern Studies at 803-777-2340 or email