Jefferson Davis, Before & After
the Civil War
by Rob MacGregor, Little Rock CWRT
We've all read books or heard speeches about the exploits of Jefferson Davis
while he served as president of the Confederate States of America. But
what of this man before and after his tenure as head of the doomed secession
How did a West Point graduate-turned-planter find himself at the center of
our nation's greatest conflict? And what became of Davis after the last
will attempt to shed some light on these lesser-known periods of Davis'
life at our coming meeting.
THANKS TO Drew Hodges, of the North Pulaski CWRT, for his fine presentation
of Longstreet: Lee's Old Warhorse. Drew gave us plenty of informative
details on a topic many know of but know little about.
December, 2003--No meeting.
January 27, 2004--Dr. Tom DeBlack, Arkansas Tech, Fire & Sword:
February 24, 2004--TBA
March 23, 2004--Jim Woodrick, Jackson, Miss. CWRT, TBA.
April 27, 2004--Dr. William Shea, UA-Monticello, TBA
May 25, 2004--Cal Collier, Towson, Md., TBA
June 22, 2004--TBA
July 27, 2004--Gaylord Northrop, Sherwood, Command & Control in Confederate
August 24, 2004--Supt. Ralph Jones, Fort Gibson, Okla., The Battle of Honey
September 28, 2004-- TBA
October 26, 2004--TBA
November 23, 2004--TBA
THE 3D ARKANSAS/14TH OHIO re-enacting unit in north Arkansas has contributed
$1,000 to the Flag Conservation Fund at the Old State House.
OSH Director Willard (Bill) Gatewood was featured recently in the High
Profile section of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Bill is doing a great
job at the Old State House, helping to make it one of the premier Civil War
museums in the state, which also displays fine exhibits about other eras in
If you haven't visited it lately, you owe yourself the visit!
THE ANNUAL ELECTION is in November.
Nominees are: President, Gaylord Northrop;
vice president, Randy Baldwin;
secretary/editor, Jerry Russell;
and treasurer, Brian Brown.
Don't forget, our 40th birthday will be in March. Maybe we should have
SEE YOU TUESDAY NIGHT
for Rob MacGregor on Jeff Davis.
AND REMEMBER---2004 dues are due and are $15!
We Who Study Must Also Strive To Save!
GOD BLESS AMERICA!