November 19, 2019

“Murfreesboro:  Nathan Bedford Forrest,

The Third Minnesota, and “Fake” History”

– Joe Fitzharris

November 19, 2019

The Third Minnesota was surrendered to Forrest at Murfreesboro on Sunday, 13 July 1862. This event gave rise to at least three “fake” histories of the event. Based on extensive research, the true history is quite different. This is a book talk with readings from Joe’s The Hardest Lot of Men…;” the Third Minnesota Infantry in the Civil War (Oklahoma, 2019).

 A Past President and Director of the TCCWRT, Joe is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of St. Thomas, and edited Patton’s Fighting Bridge Builders: Company B of the 1303rd Engineer General Service Regiment (Texas A&M) which was a finalist for the 2007 Army Historical Foundation’s Writing Award for unit histories, memoirs, etc.