Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Meeting Announcement, May 20

The Kerrville Genealogical Society meeting will be on Wednesday, May 20th, in the Butt-Holdsworth Library Meeting Room at 2 p.m. Please join us. This is our last meeting until September.
The program will be:

                                                 Confederate Exiles to South America
                                                          Our speaker is Paul Burrier

Paul will discuss why the Confederates left North America and where they went in South America.  He will describe problems and dangers of the trip, support of the host governments, acquiring land on foreign soil and their successes and failures. 

Paul Burrier is a 5th generation Texan born in Fredericksburg whose German ancestors came to America in 1739.  He has a degree from Texas A & M and a graduate degree from East Tennessee State University in political science.  He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in 1964 and spent 24 years in Army Special Operations.  Since retirement he has devoted his time to researching and writing local Texas history.  His current projects are two manuscripts on "The Nueces Battle and Massacre" and "The Bushwhacker War."

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