The George W. Lee Civil War Round Table will meet this Tuesday, April 9, starting at 7pm. The meeting location is the Livingston County EMS Headquarters Building (aka John E. LaBelle Public Safety Complex), 1911 N. Tooley Rd, Howell. This building is located on the east side of Livingston County Airport. Tooley Road is accessed off of M-59, about a quarter mile east of the intersection of M-59 & Grand River Ave.
The topic will be on Confederate General John Hunt and his “Great Raid.”
During the years of 1862-1863, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan led his Raiders north on three raids. This evening you will learn about General Morgan's "Great Raid" when he led 2,500 men one thousand miles, beginning in Tennessee, continuing through Kentucky, Indiana, and ending in Ohio. It was the longest sustained cavalry raid of the Civil War.
The speaker is founding member, historian and retired educator David Finney. Finney taught Civil War history for 37 years at North Farmington High School, served as an adjunct professor at Oakland Community College and was a seasonal historian for the National Park Service. He is also an author of many articles, two books, the most recent is Remembering Michigan's Civil War Soldiers, and is the recipient of numerous awards.
Finney served on the board of advisers for the CW Preservation Trust (CWPT), and the Association for the Preservation of CW Sites (APCWS). He was recognized as American History Teacher of the Year by both the Michigan Council for the Social Studies (MCSS), and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). He has also narrated the re-enacted battles at the Jackson, MI CW Muster for 26 years.