Catoosa County Historical Society Meeting April 14

Speaker is Steve McAllister, Civil War Author

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Catoosa County Historical Society will meet on Monday, April 14, at 7 PM in the Old Stone Church Museum, Ringgold, GA.

The speaker, Steve McAllister, who resides in Madisonville, TN, will have a book signing after his presentation on the six primary flags of the Confederacy. The title of his book is The War for Southern Independence; Truths and Facts That Have Been Ignored or Distorted

Steve is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Gen. J.C. Vaughn Chapter, Athens, TN and a Master Mason with membership in the Sweetwater, TN Lodge. He is a Vietnam Veteran (U.S. Marine Corps) and served as a Police Officer for 15 years. 

The public is welcome to join us for the meeting and enjoy the social hour following. There will be drawings for two door prizes.

From Interstate 75, take exit 345, to Hwy.41 north. The church is located approximately one mile on the right . If you have any other questions, please call 706-935-4875 or 706-866-3871.


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