Upcoming Speakers

Mark your calendars!  Here’s a listing of our upcoming speakers and topics!

February, 2009 – Dr. Glenn LaFantasie, Western Kentucky University“Abraham Lincoln and the American Military Tradition.”  Professor LaFantasie will discuss how Abraham Lincoln learned to become an effective Commander in Chief of the Union Army during the Civil War.  From his early micro-managing mistakes to the days of finally getting competent theater commanders, Lincoln learned and grew in his job.


March, 2009 – Norman Shaw, Knoxville CWRT – “The Sultana Disaster”

April, 2009 – Kevin Tanner, Austin Peay State University“John Brown And The Civil War”

May, 2009 – Jeff Patrick, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield – “A Mean Fought Fight; The Battle of Wilson’s Creek”

June, 2009 – Thomas Cartwright, former Director, Carter House Historic Site – “The Battle of Thompson’s Station”

July, 2009 – Prof. Earl Hess, Lincoln Memorial University“The Rifled Musket in the Civil War” (based on his book)

August, 2009 – Dr. Michele Butts, Austin Peay State University – “1st U.S. Volunteers, Galvanized Yankees.”

September, 2009 – Lee Anderson, Western Kentucky University“The Myth Of Total War”

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