Noted author and prolific speaker Scott Mingus will provide a presentation on the “Louisiana Tigers at Gettysburg” during the First Defenders Civil War Round Table program on Tuesday, April 9th.
Perhaps second only to the famed “Stonewall Brigade,” the Tigers had developed a fierce reputation by the time they arrived in Pennsylvania during the summer of 1863. In fact, when Jubal Early captured York in late June, he made it a point to ensure the Tigers were camped well outside the town and away from where they could cause trouble. Many of the Tigers were rowdy sorts during the antebellum days, and their reputation was not limited to the battlefield.
With the coming of more temperate weather, we’re hopeful EVERYONE will make a concerted effort to attend this program. Scott has spoken to the Round Table before, and has also presented to the Berks History Center, and his program is sure to be most enjoyable. Too, we need a really good turnout to ensure the Round Table is not penalized by the Inn at Reading for falling below our 52 meal minimum.
So, make plans today to be “in the house” for our next event on April 9th: “The Louisiana Tigers at Gettysburg” by the man who wrote the book, Scott Mingus.