April 9 Meeting
Jack Davis speaks on "General Warton's War."
Our longtime William C. “Jack” Davis returned to the Round Table on April 9 and spoke about the letters written by Confederate General Gabriel Wharton and his wife Nannie. The voluminous correspondence between the couple survived decades in a Virginia attic and a Florida garage before their discovery in 2016. Jack read passages from the collection and discussed the many insights they offer about the war, politics and society.
Wilson Greene Winner of 2019 Richard Barksdale Harwell Award
Campaign of Giants Picked as Best Civil War Book of 2018
Gary Barnes, Chairman of the Atlanta Round Table's Richard Barksdale Harwell Award Committee, has announced that A. Wilson Greene has been selected for the 2019 award for the best book on a Civil War subject published in 2018. A Campaign of Giants: The Battle for Petersburg Volume One - From the Crossing of the James to the Crater was published by the University of North Carolina Press. The award will be presented at the Round Table's December meeting.
Greene's book was chosen from the numerous excellent books published in 2018 and reviewed by the Harwell Committee. Joanne Freeman was a finalist for the award for her book The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War.
Go here for more information on our award winner, his book and the Harwell Award.
The Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2020 award. Please see the submission guidelines for details.
Past Presidents Honored at September Meeting
Standing: Gould Hagler, Penn Templeman, Grady Ireland, Leon McElveen, Barbara Long, Current President Brian Wills, Bruce Stewart, Art Carey, David Beale, Grant Moseley; Seated: Vicky Frolich, Emmett Hall, Mike Behan, J.D. Humphries
Officers for 2018-19 were elected at the June meeting
Officers for 2018-19: Amir Nowroozzadeh (At Large Executive Committee); Tim Whalen (Secretary); Brian Wills (President); Mary-Elizabeth Ellard (At Large Executive Committee); John Dietrichs (First Vice President); Vicky Frolich (Treasurer); Grant Moseley (Past President). Not pictured: Carlton Mullis (Second Vice President); Loran Crabtree and Robert Woodruff (At Large Executive Committee)
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