760 Jim Wright Freeway
White Settlement, TX 76108
Texas Civil War Museum
Summer 17 Speaker Series
Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. in Museum Theater
(Fee for entrance to museum galleries)
Saturday, August 5 Presenter: Don Barnhart, Jr.
“Battle of Cabin Creek”
The Cabin Creek Battlefield is the site of two important engagements between Union and Confederate forces in Indian Territory in 1863. and 1864. It is located along the Texas Road, a historic military supply trail from Kansas to Texas. Soldiers involved were a very diverse set: Confederate General Stan Waite, a Native American, & North Texas’ own, Brigadier General Richard Gano, going up against the U.S. Third Indian Home Guard and the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry and units from Colorado, Kansas, and Wisconsin. This was the last major engagement in Indian Territory durin g the Civil War
Saturday, August 12 Presenter: Cynthia L. Harriman
At the beginning of the War Between the States medical care was crude and undeveloped. As during any war, huge advancements were made with the introductions of battlefield evacuations, hospitals aboard ships, the pharmaceutical industry, medical record keeping, women nurses as well as many other surprising outcomes. Program shows how medical instruments were used for the care of the soldier along with results of how medicine was taught and practiced tracing how important lessons are gained through the study of history.
Saturday, August 19 Presenter: Company E, 15th Texas Cavalry
Living History on the front lawn
Are you hot in those wool uniforms? Life of the soldier will be presented from 10:00 to 4:00. Throughout the day, soldiers will drill, present firing demonstrations and be available to answer questions about life in the ARMY during the Civil War. (The answer is yes)
Civil War Artist John Paul Strain will be a featured guest at the museum. (www.johnpaulstrain.com)