Previous Speakers

2020

Jan 13            Stephen S. Michot, PhD; Guerrilla Warfare in Louisiana(1864). Dr Michot was formerly professor of History at Nichols State University.

Feb 10            John “Jack” C Waugh, author and historian; “The story of Roger Pryor who survived the Confederacy and became justice of the NY Supreme Court.”

2019

Jan 14         Danny Sessums: “A Force to be reckoned With; a Study of  Granbury’s Texas Brigade”

Feb 11        A. Wilson Greene, author and historian: “A Perfect Hell of Blood – The Battle of the Crater.”

Mar 11       Ed Bearss  was scheduled but was too ill to travel and his place was taken by Joe Walker: “Personality and life of Gen W.T. Sherman.”

Apr 8         Brig. Gen. (Ret.) John Scales, US Army : “The Battles and Campaigns of Confederate  General  Nathan Bedford Forest”

May 13       S. Waite Rawls III, Executive Director of the Museum of the Confederacy: “The Staff of Jefferson Davis”

Sep 9            Gene Salecker: “The Sultana Disaster”

Oct 14            Dr. Don Frazier “Blood on the Bayou, Vicksburg, Port Hudson and the Trans- Mississippi”

Nov 11        Richard McCaslin, PhD,  University of North Texas. “Gearing; the Union AND the Confederate soldier.”

Dec 9             Jennifer M. Murray, PhD, OSU: ” Major General George Gordon Meade, Army of the Potomac.”

2018         

January  8           Anne Bailey (Historian)  :      ” Was Scarlett O’Hara in Texas? Women in the Lone Star State in Wartime”

February 12       Dr Bill Cogar, Executive Director, Historic Naval Ships Association on the ship that changed Naval Warfare: the USS Monitor.

March 12             Ed Bearss:  ” The Battle of Brice’s Crossroads.”

April  9                  Charlie Peoples: “Streight’s Raid”

May 14                  Dale Phillips :    “The Federal Capture of New Orleans”

Sep 10                   Larry Tagg, Author: “The Generals of Shilo”

Oct 8                      Dr. Steven Woodworth, Chairman Dept of History ,  TCU/author: “Grant at the Wilderness”

Nov 12                   George Buss, actor:  ” Impersonation of Abraham   Lincoln”

Dec 10                    Ralph Peters: “On the human aspects                                     of leadership in our Civil War.”

2017

January 9              John Schmutz ( Author and Historian) “The Fighting   Fifth”. A history of the 5th Texas Regiment,    Hood’s Texas Brigade.

February  13          Rick Eiserman (Hood’s Texas Brigade Historian  “Will the Real Pvt Joe Joskins Step Forward?”

 March 13            Ed Bearss  (Chief Historian of the National Park Service from 1981 to 1994 and                  currently Chief historian Emeritus): “An Evening with    Ed Bearrs”

April 10                     Dr Kevin J. Weddle ( US Army War College, Carlisle, PA). “Lincoln’s Tragic Admiral: the Life of Samuel   Francis DuPont.”

May 8                     Mark Christ  (Community Outreach Director,  Arkansas  Historic Preservation Program)  “Battle of  Arkansas Post”

September   11        Richard Selcer, PhD, “Hurry Home Soldier”.

October 9                David Dixon: “The Lost Gettysburg Address.”

2016

January 11                Dr Anne Bailey: “Pat Cleburne, The Stonewall of the West”

February  8                Dr Michael Landis: “Northern Men with Southern Loyalties”

March 7                        Dr Richard Sommers: “Fury at Fort Harrison”

April 11                        John C Waugh: “Thomas J Jackson and Nathan                                                 Bedford Forest and  Their Battlefield Styles”

 May 9                           Scott Bowden:  “Gettysburg, the First Day”

September 12           Steven Woodworth: “A Conspiracy: a Civil War Who                                          Dun It”

October 10                 Don Frazier: “Prelude to Glorietta Pass”

November 7               Frank O’Reilly:                                                                                                                  “Stonewall  Jackson at Chancellorsville”

2015

January 13                        Joe Walker: Andrews Raid and First Medal of                                                       Honor

February 10                       Fred Hazen: War in the Deep South

April 14                                Dr Richard McCaslin: Hood’s Brigade at the                                                         Battle of the Wilderness

May 12                                 Don Barnhart: Battle of Palmito Ranch

June 9                               Phillip Sozansky: The Effect of the Texas Frontier                                               Experience on the  Army of Northern Virginia.

September 8                   Dr Curt Fields:  “Ulysses S Grant; from Shiloh to                                                       Appomattox”.

October 13                      Joe Walker: Personal Aspects of Hiram                                                                     Granbury

November 10             Dr David CoffeyChm, Dept of History, Univ of                                                    Tennessee-Martin,The 141st Battle of Franklin”.    

2014

January 14                         Dr. Don Frazier: The Teche Campaign

March 11                             David Coffey: John Bell Hood and the Battle for                                                 Atlanta

May 13                                 Jonathan Steplyk: Battle of Cedar Creek

September 9                     Garland Richards: Fort Chadbourne

October 14                         Patrick Falci: A.P. Hill

November 10                    Elizabeth Parnicza: Chancellorsville

2013

January 22                         Dr. Rick McCaslin: Reconstruction in Texas

March 12                            John Lundberg: Granbury’s Texas Brigade

May 14                                John Paul Strain: Civil War Art

September 10                  Jack Waugh: Surviving the Confederacy: Roger                                                    and Sara Pryor

November 11                    Dr. Michael Landis: Bleeding Kansas

2012

January 6                           Clif Dermer: Civil War Weaponry

September 11                   Richard Selcer: Blue and Gray on the Rio Grande

November 12                    Dr Stephen E. Maizlish: The First Battle of the                                                     Civil War- the Compromise of 1850

2011

March 8                               Monte Akers: “Life of a Civil War Reenactor”

May 10                                 Dr. John Lundberg: General Hiram Granbury

September 13                  Joe Walker: Who Were the Waco Guards

November 22                    Scott Bowen: Robert E. Lee

2009

April 22                                David Jackson: “Armaments of the 3d Texas Cavalry”

September                        Ron Tyler: “Texas and Mexico in the Civil War”

September                        Mark Brokhart: “Heritage Rare Coins and ANA                                                     Traveling Exhibit”

November                          James Smallwood” “Reconstruction in Texas”

2008

April 25                                 Martha Hartzog (President of Hood’s Texas                                                         Brigade Association- Reactivated): “Hood’s                                                         Brigade and Col Howdy Martin, 4 th Reg”

July 24                                 Bill Ward: “Leadership Contrasts in Lincoln and                                                 Davis”

October 29                          Dr. Don Frazier: “Louisiana in the Civil War”

 

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