Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Atlanta Round Table honors Bud Robertson, tours Allatoona Pass

From left: Gould Hagler, Dr. Robertson, Terry Kingery and John Matting
It's been a busy month for the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta.

On Oct 15, the group honored Dr. James I. "Bud" Robertson Jr.'s 50-year affiliation with the Atlanta Round Table. Robertson first lectured the group in 1963 and has made many other presentations to the members since then. He has been designated an "Honorary Member" for many years. President Gould Hagler presented Robertson with an engraved box with a brass plate. 

The reception preceded Robertson's lecture at the Kennesaw University Center for the Study of the Civil War Era. Following the lecture, the Round Table presented a donation of $1,060 to the center. Robertson is a nationally popular and renowned historian and lecturer, recently retired as Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at Virginia Tech University.

Earlier in October, in recognition of the 147th anniversary of the battle of Allatoona Pass, Georgia, 45 members toured that battlefield. State Ranger James Wooten led the trek. The battle was one of the highest percentage casualty battles of the entire war following the fall of Atlanta. The battlefield is now par of Red Top Mountain State Park. The attendees also presented a $500 check for the preservation of the battlefield. The tour was organized and led by Terry Kingery and the Activities Committee.

Photo at the "star fort" by Chuck Carter