The September meeting of the Dalton Civil War Roundtable is Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 PM. The location is the Huff House, 316 N. Selvidge Street in Dalton.
This month’s program is presented by Brad Quinlin a nationally known author, historian, researcher, and lecturer who lives in Gwinnett County.
Quinlind has studied the people, places, history, and events related to the Civil War for more than 35-years and authored/co-wrote five books on the Civil War: Rest Brave ComradesYour Work is Done, Letters from the Marietta National Cemetery, On the Line of Bacon Creek, Duty Well Performed; The Civil War History of the 21st Ohio, and Under the Shadow of a Grim and Silent Kennesaw. He also worked on the set of these motion pictures: Glory, Gettysburg, Gods and Generals, Andersonville, Ironclads, and The Last Confederate Widow Tells All.
Quinlin combines his passion for Civil War history with a quest for knowledge. His presentations pull together the events, people, and the fury that existed in our nation during the years of the Civil War. An integral part of Quinlin’s writings come from the many original letters he has collected or been given by descendents of Civil War solidiers. He also collects letters written to the soliders by their families.
Quinlin’s Thursday night presentation Letters from Home will contain highlights from his Civil War letter collection — including letters with Dalton connections.
Roundtable members, guests, historians, friends and the general public are always invited to attend the Dalton Civil War Roundtable’s monthly meetings. There is no entrance fee. Light refreshments will be provided at the close of the meeting.
A local teacher recently toured the Emery Center with her students. Here she and a student view exhibits in the “From Civil War to Civil Rights” room.
Past, Present, Future of Emery Center is Focus of Next WMHS Meeting
The next meeting of the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society will be Sun., Sept. 21, 2:30 PM, at the Emery Center, 110 W. Emery St., Dalton. The program will be “The Emery Center -- Past, Present and Future.” Tours of the historic school will also be available after the meeting. The public is invited to attend.
Question:What two Dalton homes were used as hospitals during the Civil War? (Hint: WMHS owns these today.)
Answer: Hamilton House and Blunt House.
Get Your Historic Calendars from the WMHS!
Whitfield-Murray Historical Society 2014 Wall Calendars
The WMHS has 2014 wall calendars that feature events, structures, and personalities tied to the Dalton area during the Civil War years. Each month has a photo or illustration with a brief summary of the story behind it. The full story can be found in WMHS publications.
A tintype of Reuben Harrison Nations is featured on the cover. Other personalities appearing in the calendar are General Joseph E. Johnston, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Joseph Franklin Ballenger Jackson, Tilman Howard Pitner, Dr. John Fergus Groves, and General William J. Hardee. Also featured: The great snowball fight, corduroy roads, Chester House, homes used as headquarters, and the General locomotive.
These make wonderful keepsakes. Sold at the Crown Gardens & Archives and Pat's Antiques in Chatsworth for $8.00$4.00 each. Your purchase helps the WMHS continue its work preserving local history for future generations. Thanks for your support. For more information call 706 278-0217 between 10-5, T-F and 9-1 Saturdays.
Murray County 2014 Calendars on Sale
The Historic Murray County Calendar for 2014 is on sale now at the following locations: Pat’s Antiques, First National Community Bank of Chatsworth, and the WMHS Archives and History Center in Dalton. The theme for 2014 is “People and Places” and the cost is $7.00. All money earned goes toward the preservation of the Historic Wright Hotel in Chatsworth and is its only fundraiser at this time.
Several older copies from previous years are also available for 25 – 50 cents each at both Pat’s Antiques and the WMHS Archives now and at the Wright Hotel when tours are conducted in the spring and fall. These calendars are a wonderful way to enjoy a personal collection of the history of Murray County in pictures.
Be sure to purchase yours today and take a walk through the history of several “People and Places” of Murray County in the pages of the new 2014 calendar. The Wright Hotel Committee and the WMHS thank you!
Engraved Alder wood ornament depicting our latest property the Cook-Huff House c. 1857. Only $15.00 the dimensions are 4x3.5-inches, available at the Crown Gardens & Archives. The artwork was made from a 1913 photograph that is engraved onto the wood. This makes a perfect “stocking stuffer” gift that also supports a worthy cause. Your purchase helps the WMHS continue its work preserving local history for future generations. Thank you for your support!