May 11, 2016
Our Presenter: Joseph L. Owens
Author & NPS Park Ranger
Joseph L. Owen is a National Park Ranger at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park in Johnson City, Texas. He is an associate member of Hood’s Texas Brigade (Reactivated) and the Austin, Texas Civil War Round Table. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in History and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from East Central University located in Ada, Oklahoma. He is a United States Navy Veteran and currently resides in Blanco, Texas with his wife.
Topic: Texans at Gettysburg: Blood and Glory with Hood’s Texas Brigade
Our speaker will discuss the Texans from Hood’s Brigade and other regiments who fought at Gettysburg describing their experiences of the battle gleaned from diaries, letters and newspaper accounts and actions at Devils Den, Little Round Top and other areas of the battlefield on July 1-3, 1863.