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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is January 15th, 2014

The 118th meeting.

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Hospital. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00 pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic: “Jefferson Davis: The Man”

Jefferson Davis
Jefferson Davis

For four years, Jefferson Davis was the central and most conspicuous figure in the greatest revolution of American history. Prior to that time, he was one of the most outstanding statesmen of the first sixty years of the 19th Century.

He was nominated by the Massachusetts men in 1860, for President of the United States. He was a war hero, and the Secretary of War, in which his achievements alone entitled him to rank as a benefactor of his country. Davis was also a U.S. Senator from Mississippi.

But notwithstanding all this…of the living and of the dead, irrespective of whether they wore the blue or the gray, history has, with one exception, delivered…the verdict by which posterity will abide. The one exception is Jefferson Davis. As a “man”, why is Jefferson Davis not given his due?

Jefferson Davis could be contentious, loyal (especially to his friends), and was known as a very gifted lawyer. He was dedicated to his service to the United States and the Confederate States and it is his time for the latter that he gets judged. Please come and hear Ron Sydnor. Park Manager for the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site, where Davis was born, inform us about Davis as a “man.” This will undoubtedly be a very interesting program!

Ron Sydnor was born in Russellville, KY, and was raised in nearby Pembroke where he lived, from the age of two until he joined the Marine Corps in June 1972 at age 17. He served 20 years in the Marines, retiring in August 1992 in California. He graduated from De Anza Community College in June 1995 and from UC Berkeley in 1997. Ron then moved back home to Pembroke in September 2000.

In September 2005, Ron was hired by Kentucky State Parks to serve as the Assistant Manager at Kenlake State Resort Park. In May 2006, he transferred to Lake Barkley State Resort Park as Assistant Manager. On May 16th, 2010, Ron was assigned to Jefferson Davis State Historic Site, in Fairview, KY, as the Park Manager where he currently serves.

Ron is married to Louanna Sydnor and has three daughters, Mallory (30), Caitlin (23), and Michelle (15). He also has one grandson, Isaiah (9).


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