The members of the Kentucky Civil War Roundtable heard a wonderful lecture in November by Gordon Jones. He spoke about the great Cyclorama of the July 22, 1864 Battle of Atlanta. Gordon refused to accept an honorarium for his talk, and consequently, the Executive Committee unanimously voted to make him an Honorary Member of the Roundtable, an honor bestowed upon very few individuals. If you were not able to see his presentation, it has been uploaded to our website. Please feel free to view it from there.
For our first Speaker of the 2021 Season, Dr. Stephen Davis of Atlanta will address the Roundtable on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 7:00 PM by means of Zoom. Complimenting Gordon’s talk, Steve will speak about the magnificent photographs taken by George N. Barnard during the occupation of Atlanta by General William T. Sherman’s army in the summer of 1864, the subject of one of his recent books.
Steve is a graduate of Emory University where he studied history under the renowned Civil War historian, Bell Irvin Wiley. Steve received his master’s degree in history from the University of North Carolina and his doctorate degree in Civil War history and Southern literature from Emory University in Atlanta. Steve has taught history and has lectured widely on the campaign and battles for Atlanta.
Steve is the author of six books, all devoted to aspects of the campaign and battles for Atlanta and the prominent personalities in those operations, such as Generals William T. Sherman, Joseph E. Johnston, and John Bell Hood.
We welcome Stephen Davis to the Kentucky Civil War Roundtable! ■