Upcoming—Historical Society Program February 16

Sunday, February 16, 2020, at 3 p.m.,
to meet at Post 17 American Legion Hall
(Corner West DeKalb & York St., Camden, SC)

A Camden Journalist in the Civil War
Capt. Thomas J. Warren

presented by Dr. Allen H. Stokes, Jr.


Featured speaker Dr. Allen H. Stokes, Jr., Director Emeritus of the South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, has been a long-time friend and member of the Kershaw County Historical Society.

His professional and personal encouragement and assistance have been invaluable for a number of the Society’s research topics.  In addition, Dr. Stokes has been a program presenter, most recently on the Cantey Papers in 2016. He also allowed the Society to publish his original manuscript Gold Rush Letters in its PRESERVE series.

The upcoming talk on Camden newspaper editor Thomas J. Warren will be based on Dr. Stokes’s extensive examination of first-hand sources related to the Confederate officer’s life and his journalistic career, including battlefield letters. Capt. Warren was killed in action in 1863 at Gettysburg.

In addition to Dr. Stokes’s talk, the Society will provide audience members information about ways locally or at home to access historical newspapers of various times, places, and points of view for personal reading or research use.

Book Signing:  A Carolina Psalter by Tony Scully

During the conversation and refreshments period at the close of the featured program, Tony Scully will sign his new book, A Carolina Psalter.

Carolina Psalter, Scully

The Society’s Feb. 16 program is open to members and other interested persons.  We hope to see you!

Joan A. Inabinet and L. Glen Inabinet are co-authors of A HISTORY OF KERSHAW COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA (2011, University of South Carolina Press) and active in the Kershaw County Historical Society in Camden, S.C.

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