Schedule of Events-Ed Cotham's Newsletter 1

June 15, 2005

Schedule of Coming Events
Coming Events

April 30, 2005--Presentation on Sabine Pass to Montgomery County Historical Society

May 7, 2005--Presentation on Dick Dowling to Galveston Sons of the Republic of Texas

May 12, 2005--Presentation on Sabine Pass to Dick Dowling Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Beaumont

May 19, 2005--Presentation on Sabine Pass to Austin Civil War Round Table

June 11, 2005--Sabine Pass Battlefield Tour for the Children of the Confederacy

September 30, 2005--Presentation on Sabine Pass at UDC Convention, League City

November 8, 2005--Presentation on Gusley Book at Edward Lea SUV Camp, Houston

November 12, 2005--Presentation on Sabine Pass at Huntsville UDC

November 16, 2005--Presentation on Sabine Pass at Albert Sidney Johnston SCV Camp, Houston

January 18, 2006--Presentation on Sabine Pass to the New Orleans Civil War Round Table

January 19, 2006--Presentation on Sabine Pass to the Baton Rouge Civil War Round Table

May 20, 2006--Presentation on Sabine Pass to the Texas Huguenot Society, Houston

Reviews and Awards

Chapter on Union Naval Strategy in Texas
"Devotees of American Civil War literature should find their horizons broadened and their understanding of the war enhanced by this book." —Donald S. Frazier, author of Cottonclads
“Ed Cotham has provided for posterity a fine rendering of one of the more amazing battles in American History. Not only was the Battle of Sabine Pass a heroic scale Texan victory, but Cotham tells that larger-than-life story with historical context and clarity that makes the story of Dick Dowling and his stalwarts that much more amazing.” Dr. Don Frazier, Chairman of the History Department at McMurry University and Executive Director of the Grady McWhiney Research Foundation
Released January 2006 by University of Texas Press Reviewers have said this about the book: "Journals of nineteenth-century U.S. Marines are rare, and Henry Gusley's is a truly outstanding account of the shipboard experiences and observation of an enlisted marine...Edward Cotham's scholarship in the introduction and in annotating the journal is outstanding, and he has drawn on the appropriate sources. This is one of the best jobs of editing in the field." Joseph G. Dawson III, Professor of History at Texas A&M University "I found Gusley's notebook fascinating, informative, and ultimately moving...Civil War historians will find the information about the inner workings and day-to-day life aboard U.S. naval vessels patrolling the Gulf of Mexico and the major river systems of the Trans-Mississippi interior highly informative...This book should also find a popular audience. Bright, literate, constantly upbeat, and good-humored despite the many difficult circumstances he found himself in, Gusley is good company for his readers." Patrick Kelly, Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at San Antonio.