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2009-10-29 / Community News

Civil War Symposium Scheduled

Texans' role in the 1863 campaign to defend Vicksburg will be examined in a seminar to be held in Abilene on Nov. 21. It is the only symposium held in Texas that focuses solely on the War Between the States. Co-sponsored by the Hood's Texas Brigade Association, Re-activated (HTBAR), the Department of History at McMurry University and the Grady McWhiney Research Foundation, Inc., it features an impressive line-up of scholars.

According to Martha Hartzog, president of HTBAR, men from Lee County and adjoining counties played an important part in the defense of the famous Mississippi city.

"Practically every county in North, East, Southeast and Central Texas sent soldiers who were involved in the campaign," she said. "This seminar will tell their story."

For information on registration, call 512-447-3881. Deadline is Nov. 13. Walk-ins to the seminar are accepted but lunch cannot be guaranteed.

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