November 2013 Southern MD Civil War Round Table Meeting

November 12, 2013

The Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table is pleased to announce that its next meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 7:00pm on the LaPlata campus of the College of Southern Maryland.  The meeting will be held in the Business and Industries Building , Chaney Enterprises Conference Room, Room 113.

Guest Speaker:  Phillip Thomas Tucker

The Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table will host a presentation by Phillip Thomas Tucker, author of the book, “Barksdale’s Charge:  barksdaleschargeThe True High Tide of the Confederacy at Gettysburg.”  On the 3rd day at Gettysburg, Gen. Robert E. Lee launched an attack unsurpassed for its pageantry, but destined to fail from its outset.  Mr. Tucker sets out to make the case that true high tide of the Confederacy came the day before, July 2nd, when a small Mississippi brigade led by Gen. William Barksdale launched what one Union observer called “the grandest charge that was ever seen by mortal man.”

Barksdale’s Charge” describes how the exact moment when the Confederacy reached its zenith, and the soldiers of the Northern states just barely succeeded in retaining their perfect Union.

Phillip Thomas Tucker is a prolific writer and historian who has edited and authored nearly two dozen books in the past two decades and has penned over 60 scholarly articles.

Mr. Tucker is particularly recognized for its efforts to unearth and bring to life forgotten events and figures in the annals of American history.  Many of his books recount events during the Civil War, while others detail the Texas Revolutionary period, the Revolutionary War, the Irish War and the efforts of early African American military regiments.

Mr. Tucker’s 2010 book, “Exodus from the Alamo:  The Anatomy of the Land Stand Myth“, unravels what really happened during the most famous event of the Texas War for Independence.  His 2002 book, “Cathy Williams:  From Slave to Female Buffalo Soldier“, explores the hidden life of a woman who was born as slave in Independence, MO, only to refashion herself as Pvt. William Cathay, Company A, 38th U.S. Infantry.  Pvt. Cathay would serve as one the Buffalo Soldiers, patrolling the 900-mile Santa Fe Trail.  After earning his Ph.D at St. Louis University in Missouri in 1990, Phillip Thomas Tucker took a position as a civilian historian with the Department of Defense and specialized in Air Force history.

He has worked on several books related to the Haitian Revolution and has donated to relief efforts both before and following the devastating Port-au-Prince earthquake.  Phillip Thomas Tucker maintains affiliation with Phi Alpha Theta and the National History Society.  We welcome Phillip Thomas Tucker and look forward to his presentation.