Great news! Winston Groom, the author of Forrest Gump, has graciously accepted our invitation to be our speaker at our Reception Fundraiser on May 2, 2013.
He will be speaking about his latest book, Shiloh, 1862. The battle of Shiloh was so very important because with the loss of 25,000 men, it set the stage for things to come. , Both North and South had begun to realize that they had, in his words, "unleashed a vast monstrosity which would drench the country with blood for years to come."
Groom has also written another book about the War Between the States: Shrouds of Glory - From Atlanta to Nashville: The Last Great Campaign of the Civil War, about John Bell Hood's last attempt to vanquish the Union on the western front during the final months of the War.
He has dedicated that book to his great-grandfather, Fremont Sterling Thrower who was in the 56th Alabama Cavalry, CSA. We are very excited about his coming to Montgomery to be our special guest. Please mark your calendars to attend!