Speakers & Events

September 8, 2015 - Old Jack and Old Bedford - Two of a Kind?

September 8, 2015 - Old Jack and Old Bedford - Two of a Kind?

Presented by Jack Waugh, Author and Historian

Location: UNTHSC Medical Education Training Bldg. 1000 Montgomery Street, FW 76107

Dinner: 6PM Program: 7PM

The Confederacy produced no two generals more fearsome and feared -- or so touched by the fire of military stardom -- than Thomas Jonathan Jackson and Nathan Bedford Forrest. Indeed, neither side produced another two quite like this unique tandem. They were polar opposites personally, both eccentric in different ways and very little alike. One was West Point trained. The other was wholly untrained. But on a battlefield they were eerily alike in the way they waged war. This talk will explore the personal characteristics that separated, and the fighting characteristics that link, “Stonewall” and the “Wizard of the Saddle.”

John C. “Jack” Waugh is an award winning author, historian and long-time member of the Fort Worth Civil War Round Table. After serving a distinguished career as a journalist, Jack “retired” to full time writing. His first book “The Class of 1846” won the Fletcher Pratt award and has been named one of the top 100 Civil War books. He has written 11 other books on Civil War topics.

Jack once told me that he “begins his research in the footnotes of other authors.” The result is that his research and writing often uncovers the “hidden” part of his subject’s personality and accomplishments. His observations are interesting and insightful. You will not want to miss his analysis of these two well-known Confederate Generals. See you on September 8th in our new location!

October 13, 2015 - Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

Presented by Karen Abbott, Author and Historian

Location: UNTHSC Medical Education Training Bldg., 1000 Montgomery, FW 76107

Dinner: 6PM Program: 7PM

November 10, 2015 - The Real Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy

Presented by Dr. Steven Woodworth, Professor, TCU

Location: UNT Health Science Center, Medical Education Training Building, 1000 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth 76107

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December 8, 2015 - Ed Bearss Presentation

Ed Bearss, Chief Historian Emeritus, National Park Service

Location: UNT Health Science Center, Medical Education and Training Building, 1000 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth 76107

Dinner: 6PM Program starts at 7PM

January 12, 2016 - A. M. Pate, Jr. Award Presentation

Presentation by the recipient of the Award

Location: UNT Health Science Center, Medical Education Training Bldg., 1000 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Dinner: 6PM Program begins at 7PM

February 9, 2016 - General U. S. Grant Speaks on the Campaign for Vicksburg

Presented by General U.S. Grant (Dr. Curt Fields)

Location: UNT Health Science Center, Medical Education Training Bldg., 1000 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Dinner: 6PM Program starts at 7PM

March 8, 2016 - Fear, Honor and Interest: Thucydides and the Coming of the American Civil War

Presented by Dr. Richard Sommers, Senior Historian, Army Heritage and Education Center

Location: UNT Health Science Center, Medical Education Training Bldg., 1000 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Dinner: 6PM Program starts at 7PM

April 12, 2016 - The Emotional Toll of the Civil War

Presented by Dr. R. Gregory Lande, Physician, Author and Historian

Location: Texas Civil War Museum, 760 Jim Wright Freeway North, Fort Worth, TX 76108

Museum opens at 6PM Program starts at 7PM,/b>

May 10, 2016 - Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

Presented by S. C. (Sam) Gwynne, Author and Historian

Location: UNT Health Science Center, Medical Education Training Bldg., 1000 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Dinner: 6PM Program begins at 7PM