I had an absolutely Great visit to St. Louis, MO this past week to speak on my book, Rough Enough.
The saga of Richard Clow’s Civil War and Frontier life hit two large groups of extremely supportive history buffs at the U.S. Grant Historical Society www.nps.gov/ulsg in a talk sponsored by the Fontbonne University Book Club in St. Louis www.fontbonne.edu/infocenter/quickfacts/bookclub.
The Book club is associated with the CBS Radio Station, KMOX and sponsored by KMOX’s own guru of the airways, Charlie Brennan stlouis.cbslocal.com/…kmox-charlie-brennan-book-of…club.
In addition, the Military History Club at the Missouri Athletic Club(MAC) www.mac-stl.org/…/Military-History-Club.aspx gave me a resounding welcome for two talks: first at a luncheon talk inside the Down Town MAC followed by a super evening meal with the club at their monthly sit-down dinner event at the MAC West! Associated with this latter event was a Military History expert and student of Civil War History, David J. Newmann who demonstrated the loading and use of the British Enfield. This was most commonly used by the Confederate troops as they had a British war connection for supplies and was the British Pattern 1853 Enfield. This was a long barreled, three-band, single-shot, muzzle-loading, cap-primed, rifle musket.
It was a great two day event. More on the dynamic interview style of KMOX’s dynamic Charlie Brennan, the Military HIstory Club at the MAC and the U.S. Grant Site in later blogs! Enjoy!