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Gen. Sherman's burning of Columbia recalled 150 years later

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - University scholars, specialists in historic foods and members of the public are gathering to recall the 150th anniversary of Union Gen. William Sherman's capture and burning of the South Carolina capitol in Columbia.

A daylong symposium is being held at the Columbia Museum of Art on Tuesday. A lunch featuring foods from the era and afternoon panel discussions are included.

The University of South Carolina is hosting the event. Scholars from Harvard, Yale, the University of Maryland and USC are discussing topics such as the emancipation of blacks, the evolution of warfare and how the burning created an urban disaster.

The talks are free and open to the public. The lunch is $30.

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