Author Talk and Book Signing with Dr. Robert Patrick Bender, March 17, 2012, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Dr. Robert Patrick Bender (Eastern University of New Mexico, Roswell) will be at the Lakeport Plantation to discuss his new book on Lake Village’s Confederate Brigadier General Daniel Harris Reynolds. Dr. Bender is editor of Worth of The Cause for Which They Fight: The Civil War Diary of Brigadier General Daniel Harris Reynolds, 1861-1865 (University of Arkansas Press, 2011). A book signing will follow Dr. Bender’s talk.
Reynolds’ diary covers the entirety of the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 and consistently documents the harsh realities of battle, the shifting fortunes of war, the personal conflicts that sometimes divided the soldiers, and a committed Southerner coming to grips with the realities of defeat.
Reynolds was a lawyer, Confederate general, and state senator who ranks as one of Arkansas’s most talented and dedicated citizen-soldiers during the Civil War. At the onset of the Civil War Reynolds raised “The Chicot Rangers,” a cavalry company. Reynolds first served in the Trans-Mississippi Theater fighting at Wilson’s Creek in Missouri and at Pea Ridge in Arkansas. Later the company was transferred to the Army of Tennessee and served the remainder of the war east of the Mississippi River. He resided in Lake Village from 1858 until his death in 1902.
A limited number of books will be available for $35. Call or email to reserve your book — cash or check only please.
For more information on D. H. Reynolds and the book click on these links: