Thursday, September 25, 2014

Photos from the St Louis Civil War Roundtable meeting with Dr. Mark Lause

Last night I went to the monthly St. Louis Civil War Roundtable meeting which had as their guest speaker, Dr Mark A Lause, an author of several Civil War books (see below).



His lecture was very interesting and mainly focused on the first half of General Price's 1864 Raid (also the subject of his book, Price's Lost Campaign.) But he also covered a bit of the last half of the raid, which will be covered in his upcoming book, The Collapse of Price's Raid.  

He is also working on two other books on the Civil War.  Unfortunately, I forgot to write down what they were where, but I remember that one of them is about the rise of Spiritualism / Mediums during the Civil War and afterwards in the USA.  It might be interesting as I have read about this topic before this lecture.  With the huge lost of lives which have never been at these levels before the Civil War in the USA, many of the families of lost soldiers turned to Mediums to have seances to talk with their lost loved ones.  I wish I could remember what the other book was about.

List of Civil War books by Dr Mark A Lause and links to Amazon.com.

Price's Lost Campaign: The 1864 Invasion of Missouri
The Collapse of Price's Raid: The Beginning of the End in Civil War Missouri
A Secret Society History of the Civil War
Race and Radicalism in the Union Army (About the Frontier Division in Kansas specifically)



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