Learning Series: Texas Confederates and their Black Body Servants

Jul 22 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site
1738 FM 2705
Mexia  Texas  76667

During an early veterans meeting at the Confederate Reunion Grounds, a local man and former slave named Nicholas Blain presented a speech about his experiences accompanying his Confederate master and the 7th Texas Infantry during the Civil War. Who was this unique individual and what brought him here? Why did Blain and other former slaves attend Confederate veterans reunions, and what was the nature of the relationships that he shared with these many white veterans?

Join the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site for a lecture on Texas Confederates and their black body servants, presented by Brian Elliott of the University of North Texas, under our historic pavilion.

Any questions?  Please call 254-472-0959 or email rachel.smith@thc.texas.gov.