The Buffalo Civil War Roundtable, Benedict R. Maryniak Chapter, will host Civil War author and expert Stephen Davis at its next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Gateway Executive Center, 3556 Lakeshore Blvd., Blasdell. Davis, a native of Atlanta, Ga., will discuss his latest book, “What the Yankees Did to Us: Sherman’s Bombardment and Wrecking of Atlanta,” and sign copies for those in attendance.
Davis earned a PhD in American Studies at Emory University, an MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BA from Emory University. His hobby since the fourth grade has been the Civil War, on which he has written more than 100 articles. For more than 20 years he served as book review editor for Blue & Gray Magazine. His previous book, “Atlanta Will Fall: Sherman, Joe Johnston and the Yankee Heavy Battalions,” was published in 2001.
The Buffalo Civil War Roundtable, established in 1958, currently has more than 90 members that meet five times per year. Originally established for the study of the American Civil War, the local chapter is named after Ben Maryniak, an author, historian and re-enactor who was founder and president of the Buffalo Civil War Roundtable and the state historian for the Sons of Union Veterans until his death in 2009.
Admission to the Buffalo Civil War Roundtable meeting on Oct. 24 will be $5 for nonmembers and free for members of the organization.
On Friday, Oct. 25, Davis will appear at the Echoes Through Time Learning Center & Civil War Museum from 4 to 8 p.m. to sign copies of his book. Located in the Eastern Hills Mall in Williamsville near the JCPenney store, the museum offers free admission.
For more information on the Buffalo Civil War Roundtable and the visit by Stephen Davis, please visit http:buffalocivilwar.com, call 307-3117, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the organization on Facebook for frequent updates. For details regarding the Echoes Through Time Learning Center & Civil War Museum, please visit http://echoes.nickelcity.net.