FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Contact: Communications Department, (573) 526-0949
Carnahan Announces Program on the 1st Missouri Infantry, C.S.A.
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan today announced a program on the 1st Missouri Infantry, C.S.A. The program will be held at the Missouri State Archives, a division of her office, on Thursday, September 20, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. Author and editor William C. Winter will be discussing his new book, Captain Joseph Boyce and the 1st Missouri Infantry, C.S.A.
The role of the Missouri Confederate in the Civil War is too often typified as that of the Bushwhacker, guerrilla, or partisan ranger. Although these soldiers are certainly part of Missouri's Confederate history, Missouri also provided soldiers who fought for the South at Shiloh and Corinth, from Vicksburg to Atlanta, in the assault at Franklin and in defense of Fort Blakely near Mobile, Alabama. Printed primary accounts about these Confederate regiments from Missouri are few. William C. Winter presents the story of the 1st Missouri Infantry, one of the best of these regiments, through the words of Captain Joseph Boyce of Company D, the St. Louis Greys.
Through introductions to each chapter, extensive endnotes and the incorporation of other writings by Boyce, Winter has significantly expanded Boyce’s history while still maintaining the focus on the regiment’s service in the war’s western theater.
The Missouri State Archives is the official repository for state documents of permanent historic value and is located at 600 West Main Street in Jefferson City. All programs at the Archives are free of charge and open to the public, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information on this and other programming at the Archives, contact Emily Luker at (573) 526-5296 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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To find out more about Missouri's secretary of state's office, visit www.sos.mo.gov.
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