“THE FIGHTING FORRESTS, Brothers of Bedford Forrest”
Post date: Jul 12, 2017 1:59:00 PM
23rd ANNUAL LON CARTER BARTON-JACK VINCENT LECTURE
7 PM, THURSDAY, JULY 27TH, 2017
In recognition of General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s 196th birthday, the Tilghman-Beauregard Camp #1460, Sons of Confederate Veterans, is pleased to announce the 23rd annual Lon Carter Barton-Jack Vincent Lecture dealing with military exploits of General Forrest siblings during the War Between the States.
This year’s lecture titled, “THE FIGHTING FORRESTS, Brothers of Bedford Forrest” will be presented by Lee Millar, current President of the General Nathan Bedford Forrest Historical Society; Tennessee Historical Commission, Wars Advisory Council Board Member; and Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association, Board of Directors.
The lecture will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 27th, at the Graves County Library on North 17th Street in Mayfield. Admission is free to the public and all are welcome and encouraged to attend this program of historical significance to our local community.
Many Graves (and other Purchase) County families have ancestors who served with General Forrest.
For more information on this event, please contact Commander Richard Wright at 270-705-6479 or Lieutenant Commander Scott Parker at 731-336-9893.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION ON SPEAKER
Lee Millar, Historical Biography
Former Captain in the U.S. Army during Vietnam
BA in American History, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA
Master’s degree, University of Arkansas
2nd Graduate degree, University of Memphis
Shelby County Historical Commission, since 1997, past Chairman (9 years)
Tennessee Historical Commission, Wars Advisory Council Board Member
Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association, Board of Directors
West Tennessee Historical Society, Past Vice President
Germantown 150th Anniversary Sesquicentennial Commission, Board of Directors
Friends of Shiloh National Military Park, Board of Directors
General Forrest Historical Society, President
Battle of Collierville Association, President
Battle of Shiloh Association, President
University of Memphis, Phi Alpha Theta Honors Historical Society
Sons of Confederate Veterans, Past Commander, N. B. Forrest Camp 215, Memphis
Society of Civil War Historians Stuart-Mosby Historical Society
Historical Consultant for 15 historical movies, documentaries, TV shows
Published author, articles or interviews in 41 major magazines & newspapers
Guest lecturer: Memphis & Shelby County Schools; Rhodes College (Memphis), University of Memphis; Schoolcraft College (Michigan); University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Harding University
Descendant of the “Gray Ghost”, Col. John S. Mosby, of Mosby’s Rangers
Twelve other Confederate ancestors, one Union.
Long-time Civil War Reenactor, Captain of 51st Tennessee Infantry
Leader of the renowned “52nd Regimental String Band”