Civil War Conference 2005
Montgomery County, Texas and the Civil War
Location: Texas, United States
Date submitted: 28 February 2005
Montgomery County Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc.
P. O. Box 867, Conroe, Texas 77305, (936) 756-8625, email@example.com
MCG&HS, Inc. is please to announce a conference about the issues and outcomes of the Civil War as they relate to Montgomery Couty, Texas and southeast Texas. It will be held on April 30, 2005, 8AM-5PM at 300 West Davis, Conroe, Texas. Admission is $15 for members (includes box lunch). Non-members, $18.00 (includes box lunch). For reservations, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or the telephone number provided below. Please send in registration to the above address no later than April 15, 2005.
The purpose of the conference is to encourage, in an objective and unbiased manner, an understanding and appreciation of the issues and outcomes of the Civil War in Texas.
Montgomery County historian, Dr. Robin N. Montgomery, will deliver an opening address reviewing the history of Montgomery County prior to the Civi War. Montgomery County was at one time one of the largest Texas counties and the third created by the Republic of Texas.
Noted Texas historians in Civil War history will present an overview explaining the general causes and implications of the conflict in Texas. Dr. Craig Livingston, professor, Department of History, Montgomery College, will head a panel comprised of Edward T. Cotham, Jr., an independent scholar based in Houston, Texas, past president of the Houston Civil War Roundtable, author of The Battle of Sabine Pass: The Confederacy's Thermopylae and Battle on the Bay: The Civil War Struggle for Galveston, and Houstonian, Charles Mitchell, historian for Terry's Texas Rangers and former director of the Houston Civil War Roundtable. Other speakers will include Karen M. Hett, wrter and historian of the Danville Riflemen, Co. B, 24th Texas Cavalry; David Bruner, archaeologist, Rutherford Yates House, Houston; Gladys J. May, author of "William Segers Eiland-Blind Uncle" and Phyllis C. Stehm, volunteer genealogist for the Susan B. Anthony House, Rochester, New York. The Houston Cornet Band, an authentic Civil War-era ensemble, will perform.
Robin N. Montgomery, Ph.D.
P. O. Box 867
Conroe, Texas 77305
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