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May 12, 2011

ULM History Professor shares Civil War knowledge as Sesquicentennial approaches

As the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War is commemorated across America, ULM History Professor Terry L. Jones is highlighting Louisiana's contributions across several mediums.

"Later in the year, I will contribute two articles for the New York Times as part of its daily 'Disunion' series, an ongoing series on the Civil War," Jones said.

"One article will tell how the Confederate battle flag was created and the enduring controversy that remains concerning its display. The second will look at how the Louisiana Tigers earned their notorious reputation and relate the story of two Tigers who were executed for attacking an officer."

Closer to home, Jones is writing a monthly column for The (Monroe, La.) News-Star focusing on a particular monthly Louisiana Civil War event that happened 150 years ago.

Two monthly magazines, Piney Woods Journal and Louisiana Road Trips, are also carrying the articles.

The first article was published in April and introduced readers to Jones' family connection to the war.

"The May column will focus on the recruitment of soldiers in May 1861 and the June column will be about a wild train ride one Louisiana unit took to Richmond, Va., in June 1861," said Jones.

He is also participating in a four-part series for KNOE-TV focusing on the Civil War in northeast Louisiana.

The series is called "Civil War Trails" and airs during the 6 p.m. newscast each Monday. The first episode, which focused on the Vicksburg Campaign, aired May 2.

Jones has written numerous books covering various aspects of the Civil War, including a recent college-level text published by McGraw Hill.

Jones, a native of Winn Parish, earned his Ph.D. in History from Texas A&M University.

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