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Annette Bethke
09-23-2008, 11:47 AM
This might be of interest to some here.

The Save Texas History Program of the Texas General Land Office and the Hood's Texas Brigade Association Re-Activated are pleased to invite you to a one day symposium, "Texas in the War 1861-1865, a Seminar."

Date: Saturday, November 1, 2008

Time: 9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Place: Texas General Land Office
Stephen F. Austin Building
1700 N. Congress
Austin, TX 78701

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome: Martha Hartzog, President, Hood’s Texas Brigade Association, Re-Activated
9:15 – 10:15 Thomas Cutrer, “Texas Military Activities During the Time of Secession.”
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:30 Robert N. Jones, Jr. “The Role of the General Land Office During the War for Southern Independence.”
11:30 – 1:30 Lunch: Donald S. Frazier, “Defending Texas in the Red River Campaign of 1864: The Dysfunctional Relationships among
Generals Kirby Smith, John B. Magruder, and Richard Taylor.”
Time to visit the vendors and exhibits.
1:30 – 2:30 Richard McCaslin, “A Soldier’s Letters to Charming Nellie: J.B. Polley’s Civil War.”
2:30 – 3:00 Break and time to visit vendors and exhibits.
3:00 – 4:00 Charles Grear, “ The Defense of the Rio Grande Border: Contributions of Santos Benevides and the roles of John S.
‘Rip’ Ford, Hamilton P. Bee, Col. James Duff, and Others.”
4:00 – 4:15 Wrap-up

Please feel free to forward this to others who might be interested in this seminar.

For additional information, please contact Martha Hartzog at m.hartzog@mail.utexas.edu or (512) 447-3881.

Jerry Patterson, Commissioner
Texas General Land Office

Cfarrell
09-23-2008, 12:12 PM
Annette,

This looks really interesting. I might have to make a special trip that weekend. Thanks for letting us know.

Regards,