Jeff Patrick, a native of Indiana, completed his B.A. and M.A. in American History at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He began working as a park ranger (interpretation) with the National Park Service in 1991, and came to Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield the following year. In 2003 he became the librarian of the John K. Hulston Civil War Research Library at Wilson’s Creek.
Mr. Patrick has published numerous books and articles on various aspects of American military history. Among his publications are “Three Years With Wallace’s Zouaves: The Civil War Memoirs of Thomas Wise Durham” (2003), “Fighting for Liberty and Right: The Civil War Diary of William Bluffton Miller, 75th Indiana Infantry” (2005), “Guarding the Border: The Military Memoirs of Ward Schrantz, 1912-1917” (2009), and “Campaign for Wilson’s Creek: The Fight for Missouri Begins” (2011), for which he received the 2012 Eastern National Author’s Award (see review of “Campaign for Wilson’s Creek” in the November/December 2011 Bushwhacker).“Greyhounds” will focus on the experiences of the First Iowa Infantry, a 90-day unit raised in April 1861. Mr. Patrick will discuss the composition and formation of the regiment, the service of the Iowans in the opening skirmishes of the Wilson’s Creek Campaign, and their distinguished role in the battle near Springfield, Missouri, on August 10, 1861.
Meeting Date: May 22, 2013
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Doors open at 5:30 pm; Meal served at 6:30; Presentation at 7:30
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