I really had a terrific time last evening in York Pa, speaking to their Round Table in the meeting room of the York County Heritage Trust. I was invited by my good friend and fellow author Scott Mingus, an active member of the RT who has put a lot of effort into it. The RT is very fortunate to meet in the beautiful building of the Heritage Trust on Market Street, which features quite a library, book shop, and displays.
I didn’t count, but I think there was something like 40 or more members present, and we had a great time with the Q&A session and comments from members – that’s always my favorite part. A special treat was having member Joe Posinski and his wife along – Joe does a very impressive living history persona of Jeb Stuart and I’m so glad they were able to come to the meeting and participate. I spoke for a little less than an hour about Jeb Stuart’s ride to Gettysburg and the resulting controversy, and the Q&A session went for about another hour. I learned as much as I taught!
Thanks again to Scott, RT President Kathy Friel, and Heritage Trust Librarian Lila Fourhman and all the members for such a great night. Kathy Friel, by the way, is related to Federal cavalry commander Gen. David McMurtrie Gregg through the McMurtrie side of his family. About 6 folks brought their copies of my first book to sign, and several others bought them. I donated a signed copy to the library, and I will definitely be going back soon to spend some time going through their archives.