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In Memoriam: Allie Lee Roland.

Kent Masterson Brown writes:

“Friends - It is with great sorrow that I inform you that Allie Lee Roland passed away on Thursday evening(April 27). I was told that Charlie held her hand until nearly 4:00 in the morning. As soon as he left, she died. They were married for 70 years. I will truly miss Allie Lee; she was the quintessential Southern lady.”


Pictured here with CWEA's Valerie Smith. See the local coverage of Charlie's centenary celebration HERE!!

Controversial and Compelling!

In the spring of 1861, Colonel Thomas J. Jackson contrived and executed a brilliant scheme to “appropriate” locomotives, rail cars and other equipment from the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in northern Virginia. The result was an episode in the War Between the States, the logistics of which amazed officials on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line.

The Sarasota Civil War Symposium, World War I & II Conferences are HISTORY! Thanks to all Attendees; See you next year!

The sun sets over the Gulf and our 2018 Sarasota conferences are now fond memories of informative & inspirational presentations by some of America's finest historians; sumptuous lunches, entertaining evenings, and fine fellowship. We'd like to thank our faculty, attendees, vendors, and the staff of the Sandcastle Resort for once again making these events a grand mid-winter pleasure!

See you in Sarasota in January 2019! 

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