• Liedertafel Hall, 116 Lux Road, Sealy, TX 77474

  • Civil War Savannah
    As Revealed by
    Author and Historian Barry Sheehy
    & Historical Photographer Cindy Wallace

    Authors of the much heralded four-volume series Civil War Savannah will discuss Volumes I and II – Immortal City and Brokers Bankers and Bay Lane.

    Inspired research anchored by historic photography takes the reader to the very bottom of the truth about this extraordinary city, its people and its survival when all else was reduced to ruin. Within the pages of Savannah: Immortal City, and Savannah: Brokers, Bankers and Bay Lane, readers will undertake a remarkable pilgrimage behind the “moss curtain” of cultural grandeur, legendary mystique, and historical prominence assigned to Savannah.

    The Four-Volume Series: Savannah: Immortal City is the first of a four-volume series entitled Civil War Savannah. It offers a pictorial and textual history of all the important antebellum and Civil War sites in the city of Savannah and surrounding Chatham County. Savannah: Brokers, Bankers, and Bay Lane-Inside the Slave Trade, the second volume, examines the business of slavery in late antebellum Savannah. The third volume, Savannah: Touched with Fire, offers a history of Savannah’s Civil War cemeteries and the wartime generation buried there. Finally, in Savannah: A Terrible Beauty, the authors examine the important military sites in Chatham and surrounding counties, showcasing the beautiful photography of Cindy Wallace.

    Time permitting, they will also discuss their upcoming book on the Confederate Secret Service in Canada: City of Secrets. Short biographies about Mr. Sheehy and Ms. Wallace are at the end of this information.

    6:30 pm -- hor d’oeuvres

    7:00 pm – dinner
    8:00 pm – presentation

    There will be a book signing after the presentation.

    Period attire is encouraged!

    This will be at the historic and fully-restored Liedertafel Hall in Sealy. The Liedertafel is over 100 years old. It is located at the intersection of Lux Road and Peschel Lane. From Hwy 36 in downtown Sealy, take Main Street west until it curves right, turning into Lux Road. Cross the rail road tracks and the Liedertafel will be on your left. A photo of the Liedertafel is at
    http://www.ci.sealy.tx.us/images/park-LiedertafelHall1.jpg and a map is at http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=2&cp=29.779799%7E-96.167579&style=r&lvl=16&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&sp=Point.nyx61k6zk940_116+Lux+Rd%2C+Sealy%2C+TX+77474%2C+United+States___&encType=1

    So that we may properly plan the amount of food, advance ticket purchases are preferred but a LIMITED number of tickets will be available at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the Gordon Memorial Library (979-885-7469) or by calling Nancy Naron at 832-492-4244. Adult tickets are $15 each and student & children tickets are $8 each.

    Sponsored by the Sealy Area Historical Society and The Friends of the Gordon Memorial Library. For more information visit
    www.sealyhistoricalsociety.org and www.civilwarsavannah.org

    about Barry Sheehy

    Originally from Montreal, Canada, Barry Sheehy holds degrees from Loyola and McGill
    Universities. Mr. Sheehy’s lifelong passion for history has continued since his early years as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. He holds the Canadian Armed Forces Decoration. After leaving the military, he entered the entrepreneurial world of business consulting where he acquired clients from New York to London and as far away as Dubai and Hong Kong. Barry is the author or contributing author of several books and over fifty published papers and articles. His works have appeared along side of those of Presidents Clinton and Bush, Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin and business leaders such as Lou Gerstner, Jack Welch, and Michael Dell, as well as Edwards Deming, Stephen R. Covey, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Gary Hamel, Peter Senge and Tom Peters. Barry’s ongoing interest in history eventually focused on America’s most complete, surviving, antebellum southern city – Savannah. After many years of exhaustive research, Sheehy began the task of final development in 2005, aided by an all-volunteer team of skilled professionals. With rigorous cross-checking from both previously published works and newly discovered original materials, Sheehy has written the most extensive historical study of Civil War Savannah ever undertaken. Now, just in time for the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the first and second volumes of a four volume series – Savannah, Immortal City, followed by Savannah: Brokers, Bankers, and Bay Lane: Inside the Slave Trade – go to press.

    about Cindy Wallace

    A native of Amarillo, Texas, Cindy Wallace earned her undergraduate degree in Art Education with a Photography concentration at Armstrong Atlantic State University and her Master’s degree in Photography from Georgia Southern University. Ms. Wallace has taught darkroom and digital photography at both of her alma maters. Cindy has also spent many years travelling the American West, photographing the dramatic topography of the region with a special interest in “slot canyons.” Her unique style of photographic composition and talent for capturing the dramatic enormity of vast landscapes is balanced by an equal talent for catching the play of light and shadow on architecture and decorative detail. A master in both film and digital photography, Cindy developed a personal mastery over photographic editing with an original. Over her career she has shown work in solo and collective photographic exhibitions including an exhibit at Armstrong Atlantic State University funded by the coveted Savannah Art Council grant. Cindy Wallace is also a freelance commercial photographer who has photographed the Savannah area for over 20 years.