The Murfreesboro Civil War Round Table will host world-renowned historian Ed Bearss at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17 at the Rutherford County Courthouse. Mr. Bearss will share his insights on the July 13, 1862 raid by Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s cavalry that brought the war to the doorsteps of Murfreesboro’s citizens. The event is free and open to the public.
Mr. Bearss served as Chief Historian of the National Park Service from 1981 to 1994. Upon his retirement in 1995, he was given the unique title of National Park Service Historian Emeritus. Despite having completed more than 50 years of official public service, Mr. Bearss didn’t stop there. He continues to spend the better part of each year leading battlefield tours and giving public programs continuing to share his knowledge and passion for history and preservation to thousands.
Formed in July 2003, the Middle Tennessee Civil War Round Table is dedicated to sharing and preserving the Civil War heritage of Murfreesboro and middle Tennessee. In keeping with the group’s goal to foster awareness of Civil War history, all meetings are free and open to the public. The group meets every third Tuesday of the month. The highlight of each meeting is speakers ranging from local historians to nationally recognized figures like Ed Bearss.
For more information on Middle Tennessee Civil War Round Table, visit www.mtcwrt.org.