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Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table

September 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War”
The Tri Cities Civil War Round Table is hosting a lecture entitled “Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era”. Presented by Gene Schmiel, the event will be held at 7 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at the Renaissance Center Theater, 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport, TN 37660.
Jacob Dolson Cox (1828-1900) was a Renaissance Man in the Gilded Age. Gene Schmiel, the guest speaker, recounts Cox’s many pursuits as a Citizen-General. These include his life as a lawyer, politician, corporate executive, educator, author, and Civil War general. He fought his most well-known battle as Schofield’s appointed defender of Franklin against Hood’s unexpected assault on November 30, 1864. While successful, he became embroiled in a long-lasting dispute with fellow Ohioan Emerson Opdycke over the primary credit for repelling the bloody attack. Following the Battle of Nashville, Cox was sent to North Carolina to join Sherman’s war-ending Carolina Campaign.
Author and presenter, Gene Schmiel, is a retired U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer who was an Assistant Professor of History at St. Francis University (PA) before joining the foreign service. He holds a Ph.D. degree from The Ohio State University. He was an assistant professor of History at St. Francis University (PA) before becoming a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State. Gene Schmiel is a student of the Civil War whose book, Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era, was published in 2014 by Ohio University Press. The book, a History Book Club selection, was deemed “best biography of the year” by Civil War Books and Authors.
Admission to the event is free, and the general public is cordially invited. For additional information, please contact Wayne Strong.
Historic Preservation and Heritage Tourism
Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism
PO Box 3179, 3425 Hwy. 126 | Suite 100, Blountville, TN 37617
(423) 323-4660 | info@sullivancountytn.gov


September 13, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sullivan County Dept, of Archives & Tourism
(423) 323-4660
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