Presenter: Dr. Donald Frazier, Professor, McMurry University
Location: UNT Health Science Center, MET Building, 1000 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Dinner: 6PM, Program begins at – 7PM
Texas often gets scant attention in the study of the American Civil War. When it does, most of the conversation centers on events like The Battle of Galveston, The Battle of Sabine Pass, or perhaps even the Battle of the Nueces. Dr. Don Frazier will demonstrate how Texas was the key to the Trans-Mississippi and the Trans-Mississippi was key to American strategic thinking in 1863. The Campaign for Texas, then, became an important part of Union strategy until overshadowed by events farther afield.
Dr. Donald Frazier is a Professor of History at McMurry University in Abilene. He is a prolific author on many Civil War related topics – especially the Trans-Mississippi. He is also a two-time Pate Award Winner. He is also the President of the McWhiney History Education Group – an organization involved in everything from publishing to preservation. Don is an entertaining, knowledgeable and, often, humorous speaker. Don’t miss his presentation on the 12th. See you there!