June 10th Franklin CWRT speaker, descendant of Private Sam Watkins

Ken Burns, known for his famous PBS historical series, said the “only thing better than Sam Watkins (author of Company Aytch) is more Sam Watkins.”  The Franklin Civil War Round Table is proud to present Ruth Hill McAllister, Mr. Watkin’s great granddaughter, at our June 10th session.  Ms McAllister, after having found a copy of Sam’s original version of his famous account during his time with the Army of Tennessee, produced in 2007 a new edition incorporating some of her grandfather’s handwritten notes.

The story of Mr. Watkins will be told in only a way that a dedicated descendant can present.  For those of you who have heard Ms McAllister in the past, she will fascinate you will little known details about life in Middle Tennessee, Columbia and the Army of Tennessee during the War.  She was recently a featured speaker on the 150th anniversary of The Battle of Shiloh PBS special presentation.

Please mark your calendars to be at the Franklin Police Community Room for this special event, 3 PM, June 10th.

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