|10/17/2018 7:00 pm|
The Gen. John A. Logan Museum presents Dr. E. C. Fields as General Ulysses S. Grant in a conversation about his friend Gen. John A. Logan.
Grant first met Logan in June 1861 in Springfield, IL and was just not sure what to think about the firebrand from “Egypt,” as Southern Illinois was called. This meeting, however, would lead to a lifelong friendship.
Logan became one of Grant’s favorite commanders and supported his eventually promotion to Major General. After the war Logan became Grant’s political ally. It was Logan who nominated Grant for his first presidential run. And it was Logan who supported Grant on his third failed attempt for nomination. Grant acknowledged Logan in his famous autobiography and Logan spoke to Grant’s greatness at his funeral.
Dr. Fields has portrayed Great in sesquicentennial observations at Fort Donelson, TN, Shiloh, TN, Raymond, MS, and Vicksburg, MS. He also portrays Grant in the National Parks Service Visitor Center film at the Appomattox Court House National Historic Park and in the Discovery Channel three-part documentary series “How Booze Built America.”
Don’t miss this chance to hear this highly regarded living historian and scholar’s engaging presentation.
This Program is sponsored by and in conjunction with John A. Logan College’s 14th Annual Civil War Days programming.
General John A. Logan Museum, Murphysboro Illinois