FW: CIVIL WAR BUFF / ORGANIZATION NEWS 11/04/01
- I am sure that Mudd's grandson has already sent his congratulations to
Judy and Bob Huddleston
10643 Sperry Street
Northglenn, CO 80234-3612
The Lincoln Group of New York (c/o J.E. Garrera, Box 220, Newton NJ 07860),
an organization dedicated to studying the life and times of Abraham Lincoln,
has conferred its 2001 Award of Achievement upon Dr. Edward Steers for his
book, _Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln_, published
by the University Press of Kentucky, 2001. The Award is presented annually
to the individual or organization in America that has done the most to
encourage the study and appreciation of Abraham Lincoln and the times in
which he lived. Dr. Steers joins a distinguished group of past recipients
including Pulitzer Prize winners David Herbert Donald, Gary Wills, and
For membership information, contact Mr. Garrera.
The Society of Civil War Historians, founded in 1984 by Grady McWhiney and
Jerry Russell, will meet on Saturday, November 17, in the Blue Room of the
Fairmont Hotel in New Orleans. The reception begins at 5 p.m., followed by
a banquet at 6 p.m.
The Fairmont Hotel, located at University Place, is among the oldest "grand
hotels" in the nation. The original, called the Grunewald, opened in 1893.
Enlarged in 1908, it was renamed the Roosevelt Hotel in the early 1920s in
honor of the former president. The original hotel was demolished, but the
expansion was refurbished and expanded, and Huey P. Long used the hotel as
his headquarters in the late 1920s. In 1963, it became part of the Fairmont
chain and a recent $60 million renovation has restored it to its former
grandeur. In 1932, the hotel became the home of radio station WWL, a
50,000-watt clear channel AM station which covered the Mid-South and
Midwest. The station broadcast daily (and nightly) from the Blue Room, the
city's premier supper club. The SCWH banquet will be held in this historic
room where such historic personalities as Marlene Dietrich, Jimmy Durante,
Tony Bennett, and many of the "big band" groups performed.
Following dinner, President Gary W. Gallagher, University of Virginia, will
introduce the evening's speakers, Joan E. Cashin, Ohio State University, and
Brooks D. Simpson, Arizona State University. Comments will be by Joan
The executive secretary of the Society is Stephen D. Engel, Dept. of
History, Box 3091, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL 33431
The editor of the quarterly newsletter is Anne J. Bailey, Dept. of History
& Geography, Georgia State College & University, Campus Box 47,
Milledgeville GA 31061 <abailey@...>.
Russell is the executive director.
Society membership ($10 a year to SCWH, Box 3901, Florida Atlantic
University, Boca Raton FL 33431) is open to anyone interested in the
scholarly study of Civil War history.
Jerry L. Russell
Civil War Round Table Associates
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