The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


May 4, 2013

Library to host lecture on Confederate Congress

Saturday, May 4, 2013 — Mark Sattler, history professor at Rockingham Community College in Wentworth, NC, will speak on the Confederate Congress in the Stanback Auditorium of the Rowan Public Library at 201 West Fisher Street on Saturday, May 11 at 2:00 pm. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy as part of its Sesquicentennial Observance of the War Between the States.

Mr. Sattler is a native of Florida, a former newspaper journalist, and a honor graduate of Colorado State University and the University of Connecticut. In Salisbury he will discuss the formation, challenges, and performance of the Confederate Congress. He will talk about how its inception brought about the creation of the Confederacy, why it chose its first and second capitals, the primary issues that it faced, and the major personalities involved.

North Carolina was represented by 9 members in the initial Provincial Confederate Congress and by 2 Senators and 10 Representatives in both the First and Second Confederate Congress.

For additional information contact Hoke Chapter President Sue Curtis at 704-637-6411 or

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