- 7790-Rip Ford in the Civil War lecture by Dr. Richard B. McCaslin
- Posted for Academic Affairs by Virginia Gause on Apr, 27 2012
Rip Ford in the Civil War - Lecture by Dr. Richard B. McCaslin
On May 12–13, 1865, John Salmon "Rip" Ford led the Confederate troops to victory in the last land battle of the Civil War at Palmito Hill, Texas (12 miles east of Brownsville). Unfortunately, the war had already ended the month before when Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox.
Come and hear Dr. Richard B. McCaslin, master storyteller and biographer of Rip Ford, tell the story. This event will be on April 30, 2012 from 6-7 p.m. in the Library Auditorium.
The UTPA Bookstore will be selling McCaslin's book "Fighting Stock: John S. 'Rip' Ford of Texas."
This event is free and open to the public.
This special event is part of the "Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War" discussions. This series has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.