FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2011
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081
CIVIL WAR VET’S TALE ONCE THOUGHT LOST NOW REPUBLISHED
MTSU Executive Aide Brings Erasmus Winters’ Words Back to Life
MURFREESBORO—The discovery of the long-forgotten memoirs of a Civil War veteran is the topic of this week’s edition of “MTSU on the Record” with host Gina Logue at 8 a.m. this Sunday, July 31, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org).
Lee Ann Newton, an executive aide in MTSU’s College of Basic and Applied Sciences and a military history buff, wrote the foreword to “The Civil War Memoirs of Erastus Winters, Corporal, Company ‘K,’ 50, O.V.I., Serving Uncle Sam in the 50th Ohio, 1861-1865.”
A friend found the fragile original volume behind a library shelf and brought it to Newton’s attention. Between the pages, Newton found eloquent descriptions of the Battle of Perryville, the Battle of Franklin, subsistence in Cahaba Prison and the survival of the sinking of the Sultana, the worst maritime disaster in U.S. history.
Proceeds from the sale of Winters’ memoirs will benefit the Civil War Preservation Fund and the Sultana Remembrance Fund.
To listen to previous programs, go to http://www.mtsu.edu/news/podcast/podcast2010.shtml. For more information about “MTSU on the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.
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