May 8th: Bertram Hayes Davis, Great-Great-Grandson of CSA President Jefferson Davis and curator of Beauvoir Mansion Museum and Library, Biloxi, Mississippi. Topic: “Important Facts That You Didn’t Know About Jefferson Davis”
June 12th: Randy Bishop, Historian, Author, High School History Teacher, adjunct professor at Jackson State Community College and a six-time recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award. His topic: “Confederate Brigadier General James Jay Archer’s Famed Tennessee Brigade”
July 10th: Charen N. Fink, M. Ed., Educator, Historian and speaker, Brunswick Civil War Round Table, Brunswick, NC. Her topic: “Soldiers, Spies and Femme Fatales.”
July 12th, Special Saturday Event, Cooper House, 405 Randolph Avenue SE, Huntsville, AL. Lawn party and Musical Concert featuring TVCWRT member Dan Charles and the Huntsville Traditional Music Association. This highly accomplished string band is the heart and soul of 19th Century American music in the Heartlands. Meet with speaker Charen Fink and walk through Huntsville history with Jacque Reeves.
August 14th: TBD
September 11th: Dr. Earl Hess, a distinguished speaker from Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN will speak. His topic is “After Fort Sanders: Longstreet in East Tennessee.” This is the third and final in a series of presentations on the campaigns of Eastern Tennessee.
October 9th: David Lady our own distinguished board member of the TVCWRT and expert on many Civil War topics which he often shares in our one and only Little Round Table. His topic: “Quantrill’s Raiders and the Massacre at Lawrence, Kansas.”
**[pending] Saturday, November 15th: Craig Symonds, Professor Emeritus and Chairman of the History Department at the United States Naval Academy and distinguished historian of the American Civil War. Topic: (from his book of same title) “Lincoln and His Admirals.” Watch for details of reception and book signing. **This is another special event at the Cooper House, 405 Randolph Avenue SE, Huntsville, AL, taking the place of our regular 2nd Thursday meeting at the Elks Lodge.**
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