Civil War Round Table to meet

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

The Cumberland Valley Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the Franklin Street Fire Station Community Room, 70 N. Franklin St.

P. Douglas Perks will give present “I Am a Son of Virginia”, an account of Jefferson County Virginia’s role in the 1860 presidential election and in the selection of delegates to the February 1861 Virginia Secession Convention. Perks will use period newspapers, letters and diaries to show the dilemma faced during these tumultuous times. He will focus on Logan Osburn, one of the delegates the county sent to the Richmond convention. 

  Perks is a native of Jefferson County and retired after teaching history in the Jefferson County school system for 30 years. He has degrees from West Virginia University and James Madison University. The director of the Old Charles Town Library, he also serves on the Jefferson County Historical Commission, Elmwood Cemetery, and is Commissioner of the Charles Town Historic Landmarks Commission. Perks is a frequent lecturer and author on Jefferson County.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

For information, call 765-8507.