WNC Civil War Roundtable meeting

H. F. Robinson Auditorium
Western Carolina University Campus
Marcia Woosley
Oct 10, 2016
7:00 PM

The Western North Carolina Civil War Round Table will hold it's October 10, 2016 meeting at 7:00 pm in the H. F. Robinson Building Auditorium on the campus of Western Carolina University.  The meeting will be preceded by a 5:00 pm Meet 'n Greet dinner with members and the speaker, James Ogden III, at Bogart's in Sylva and a Social Hour at 6:30 pm in the Robinson Building Foyer.   Jim Ogden grew up in Maryland where he majored in American History at Frostburg State College.  Jim is enthusiastic and knowledgeable.  He has worked for the National Park Service since 1982 and has seen service at Harper's Ferry, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and at Chickamauga twice.  Ogden's topic will be "The Union Stand on Snodgrass Hill" where General George Thomas earned the title "The Rock of Chickamauga" by holding his position against the repeated attacks by Confederate troops under the command of General James Longstreet.  This will give us a preview of our Fall Tour to Chickamauga on October 28 and 29th, 2016.  Jim will also be our tour guide at Chickamauga.  If you wish to join us for the tour of Chickamauga, please bring your payment of $30.00 per person to the meeting on October 10. For more information please call Richard Smith at 828-293-5924.