Yesterday, I had the opportunity to sign books at the open house of the Caldwell Heritage Museum in Lenoir. While I was there, John Hawkins, director of the museum, showed me his new book, Wars and Rumors of War. John has been writing history-related articles for his local newspaper since 1990, and Wars and Rumors of War is a collection of articles relating to the military and Caldwell County. All time periods of the service are included in this new book, from the American Revolution to Operation Desert Storm.
For the War Between the States afficionado, countless stories abound of Gettysburg and Stoneman’s raid. Many of these stories are from the actual participants. At least half of this book is about the war.
If you are interested in a copy of the book, please contact the museum at 828.758.4004 or visit their web page.
While I was there I mentioned to John about having the Museum and/or the historical society sponsor a Round Table discussion much like the Yancey County one that we did last week. He liked the idea, and we are hoping to put this together next spring.