With his dynamic and humorous speaking style, historian Donald S. Frazier draws on a treasure trove of letters written by a Texan to his wife during the Civil War to reveal the life of a common soldier in the war and the struggles he faced while serving on the Gulf Coast and in Louisiana. Frazier offers an intimate look at how the war affected homes, families, and relationships across the Lone Star State by studying one family in depth.
Join the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the Friends of Libraries & Archives of Texas for "Two Georgians and a Bundle of Herbs: One Texan's Civil War Odyssey" - a talk, book signing, and reception Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 6-8 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public on the first floor of the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building, 1201 Brazos St., Austin (directions).
Frazier is a professor of history at McMurry University, the editor of Love and War: The Civil War Letters and Medicinal Book of August V. Ball (2010), and the author of Thunder Across the Swamp (2011), Fire in the Cane Field (2009), and Blood and Treasure (1996), among others.