The Young-Sanders Center for the Study of the War Between the States in Louisiana will present Dr. Donald S. Frazier as speaker on Saturday August 9, 2008 in Franklin, La. Frazier will speak on the Texans who served in the Confederate States of America, Department of the Trans-Mississippi, defending the citizens of Louisiana during the War Between the States. He will also speak on the Corps d’Afrique, first under the command of Major General Benjamin “Beast” Butler, then Major General Nathaniel P. Banks. Frazier will speak on the use of black troops by the Union Army.
Donald S. Frazier is a professor of history at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. He is the award-winning author of three books on the Civil War including Blood and Treasure, Cottonclads, and Fire in the Cane Field. His other work includes serving as co-author of Frontier Texas, Historic Abilene, and The Texas You Expect, and well as general editor of The U.S. and Mexico at War.
In addition to his teaching duties, Frazier has been very involved in a variety of heritage and cultural tourism projects, including consulting on the development of three museums, two research centers, a Mexican War battlefield, work on Civil War and frontier heritage trails in Texas, New Mexico, and Louisiana, and work on historical projects in Europe and Mexico.
Dr. Frazier has received accolades and honors for his contributions to the historical dialogue in the United States. He was chosen for a military history fellowship at the United States Military Academy at West Point, a fellowship at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and is in high demand as a thinker, consultant, and speaker. Frazier is also an elected member of the prestigious Philosophical Society of Texas, the oldest learned organization in the state, as well as the Texas Historical Foundation.
The Young-Sanders Center is located at 701 Teche Drive, Franklin, La. Dr. Frazier’s lecture will begin at 1:30, Saturday August 9, 2008. The general public is invited to hear Dr. Frazier speak. There is no admission charge. For further information contact Roland R. Stansbury, Director at (337) 413-1861.