The Union Museum of History and Art is holding an exhibit that studies the U.S. Civil War as it occurred in North Louisiana. The museum gallery is filled with maps, uniforms, original letters, weapons, flags, and other items that help us understand the landmark event that changed America forever. Twenty-three local individuals have loaned items to the museum for this unique exhibit. There will be several lectures on the war.
“The 31st Louisiana Infantry,” will be held August 12th at 1 pm. The speaker is Kevin Adkins, teacher at U.P. High School, researcher, and commander of the Lt. Elijah H. Ward camp #1971, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
“The Vicksburg Campaign,” will be held Saturday, Aug. 19th at 1 p.m. The speaker is Terry Winschel, chief historian at Vicksburg National Park for 22 years, author of several books on Vicksburg Campaign, frequent speaker, and active in battlefield preservation initiatives
“The Red River Campaign,” will be held Saturday, Aug. 26th at 1 p.m., and the speaker is Gary D. Joiner, noted Civil War author, cartographer, researcher, and head of history and social sciences at LSU-Shreveport.
“The Louisiana Tigers” will be held Saturday, Sept. 16th at 1 p.m. The speaker is Terry Jones, professor emeritus of history at ULM, author, and Civil War scholar.