Tales of American History® with Kent Masterson Brown
Kent Masterson Brown, President of the Witnessing History Education Foundation, Inc., and current President of the Kentucky Civil War Roundtable, tells its story as the second oldest and largest civil war roundtable in the United States. This episode includes an excerpt from the speech of William H. Townsend, the very first President of the Kentucky Civil War Roundtable, as he addressed the Chicago Roundtable in October 1952 about Cassius Marcellus Clay.
Listen as Kent Masterson Brown describes his work on the forthcoming Witnessing History Education Foundation production, In the Declaration all men are created equal: Abraham Lincoln in Illinois, 1830 to 1860.
Exploring an untold story of the American Civil War, Kent Masterson Brown talks with eminent Civil War author and historian, Brian Steel Wills, about his book, Inglorious Passages: Noncombat Deaths in the American Civil War, which brings to light the stories of non-combat deaths and the grave toll those deaths took on soldiers and civilians from 1861 to 1865. Brian Steel Wills is the Director of the Center for the Study of the Civil War Era and Professor of History at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Kent Masterson Brown talks with American Civil War author and historian, A. Wilson Greene, about his latest book, A Campaign of Giants: The Battle for Petersburg, the first of three volumes on the Petersburg Campaign published by the University of North Carolina Press.
Listen to the tale of Colonel Eugene Erwin, Henry Clay’s grandson, who was killed at Vicksburg fighting for the Confederacy, and Josephine Russell, his wife, who, after the war, became the first and greatest woman horse breeder in the world.