General C. F. Smith Returns to Paducah, KY

I am pleased to announce my talk for the McCracken County Public Library in Paducah, Kentucky. General Smith was in command of the Union forces in that strategic city from September 1861 to February 1862.

I will be discussing events during Smith’s time in Paducah including the controversy at the Tilghman House and preparations for General U. S. Grant’s attack on Fort Henry.


About Allen Mesch

Allen is an author, educator, and historian. He has written six books: The Analyst; Teacher of Civil War Generals; Your Affectionate Father, Charles F. Smith; Charles A. Marvin - "One Year. Six Months, and Eleven Days", Preparing for Disunion, and Ebenezer Allen - Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy. He taught classes on the American Civil War at Collin College. He has visited more than 130 Civil War sites and given presentations at Civil War Roundtables.
This entry was posted in Scratch Pad and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s