An Evening with Historian Jerry T. Wooten – Exploring a Pivotal Civil War Battle

The Southern Indiana Civil War Roundtable cordially invites you to an engaging evening with historian Jerry T. Wooten. Our guest speaker event will be held on November 16th, starting at 7:00 p.m., at the Evansville Fraternal Order of Police, located at 801 Court St, Evansville, Indiana 47708. This event is free and open to the public.

About Jerry T. Wooten:
Jerry, originally from Clarksville, Tennessee, is an acclaimed historian with a deep passion for American history. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in American History from Austin Peay State University and a Master’s in Historic Preservation from Murray State University. Completing his Ph.D. in Public History at Middle Tennessee State University, his dissertation, “Johnsonville: The Evolution, Defense, and Demise of the Union’s Tennessee River Supply Depot, 1790-1890,” has garnered considerable attention.

Jerry’s career in historical parks began in 1996 at Pamplin Historical Park, Virginia. He has held various roles, including Park Ranger and Park Manager, in Tennessee State Parks. His leadership at Johnsonville State Historic Park brought the park several awards, including the coveted State Park of the Year in 2015. Currently, Jerry serves as the Manager of Paris Landing State Park.

Featured Presentation:
Jerry will explore the Raid and Battle on the Union Supply Base at Johnsonville, Tennessee, delving into its historical significance. His presentation is based on extensive research from his 2019 book, Johnsonville: Union Supply Operations on the Tennessee River and the Battle of Johnsonville, November 4-5, 1864.

Book Availability:
Copies of Jerry’s insightful book will be available for sale at the meeting, offering a deeper dive into this fascinating Civil War event.

Beyond History:
In his leisure, Jerry is an avid oil painter, writer, golfer, camper, and enjoys spending quality time with his partner Judith in East Nashville.

We warmly invite all members and guests to join us for this insightful evening with Jerry T. Wooten. His expertise and engaging narrative promise to make this a captivating and educational experience for everyone.