Saturday, March 21, 2009

John Crawford Vaughn Talk

For the readers in the Atlanta area there is going to be an opportunity to learn about a interesting Confederate Officer, General John C. Vaughn and help out the Atlanta History Center at the same time.

The following is from the Military Curator, Dr. Gordon Jones;

Dear friends --

Recently, some of you have kindly asked what you can do for the Atlanta History Center to help us out in these hard times. Well, Here's one thing -- attend a free benefit event Sunday, April 5, at starting 2:30pm in McElreath Hall. See the attached flyer. All you have to do is show up and our sponsor will make a donation to the AHC for every person in attendance!

Better still, you get to hear a talk by Larry Gordon, author of the new book The Last Confederate General: John C. Vaughn and His East Tennessee Cavalry. If you have never heard of Vaughn, you are not alone. But he is a fascinating fellow -- literally the last Confederate general in the eastern theater to give up -- and yet he hailed from heavily Unionist East Tennessee. This is a great story and the book is full of new information.

Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author -- and all proceeds go to help the AHC. We will begin gathering and book signing at 1:30, lecture starts at 2:30, book signing resumes about 3:30.

Please try to be here -- and bring your friends and family -- I guarantee it will be worth your time!

Many thanks, Gordon

The Atlanta History Center is in the Buckhead area off West Paces Ferry Road, if you have not been there before please make an effort to see it, the museum is fantastic, having a great Civil War exhibit.

1 comment:

Roy Queen said...

I've just got through reading "The Last Confederate General" and in my opinion was very well written. The author does a very good job in covering General Vaughn's life from childhood to his last days in south Georgia.

Especially interesting is the chapter about his command eliminating the Union bushwhacker Bryson Goldman and how this event followed Vaughn into the postwar era.