A friendly reminder to make your reservations for this year's annual Forrest Seminar and Historical Conference in Memphis. Deadline is July 6.
This event will be Saturday, July 11, Scottish Rite Auditorium, 825 Union Ave. (across from Forrest Park), Memphis, Tennessee. Starts at 9:00 a.m. $45 for seminar, catered lunch, bus tour of Forrest's Raid on Memphis. And guest appearance by Hon. Bertram Hayes-Davis, great grandson of President Jefferson Davis.
Red Roof Inn, $59.95, Ask for SCV discount rate1/4 mi east of Forrest Park, 42 S. Camilla, Memphis, 38104, (I-240 @ Union Ave/Madison Ave, exit #30)You must call the hotel directly for reservations: 901-526-1050. If you have any problem, ask for Michelle (mgr) Attached is the flyer.
You won’t want to miss this great Forrest event and plan to stay over for the Sunday, July 12 Forrest Birthday Celebration in Forrest Park, 2pm.
Here is the schedule. Forrest Seminar 2009
0900 Welcome Lee Millar, chairman
General N. B. Forrest, himself (Steve McIntyre)
0930 Speaker: Forrest – the early years, “Gunfight at Hernando Square" Judge Melvin McClure
1015 Speaker: “Ft Pillow and northern propaganda – massacre or Union defeat ?”
1100 Speaker: “Black Confederates and Combat in Forrest’s Escort” Dr. Michael Bradley
1145 Luncheon - Speaker: Tom Parson, Shiloh NMP
0115 Speaker: “Forrest at Shiloh -- Will the generals listen?” Tom Parson, Shiloh NMP
0215 Speaker: Forrest and the KuKlux -- “Protectionist group or Vigilantes?” Edward F. Williams
0300 Bus Tour of Civil War Memphis – Forrest’s 1864 Raid -Lee Millar, president,
Gen N. B. Forrest Historical Society.
Mail your $45 check to: Forrest Seminar 09, PO Box 11141, Memphis, TN 38111.
For more info, contact Lee Millar, Lmillar1@yahoo.com, 901-545-3364.
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