|Dr. Jones awarded by Civil War Roundtable|
|The Civil War Round Table of
Central Louisiana Dr. Terry Jones of the University of
Louisiana at Monroe its prestigious "Dr. Arthur W.
Bergeron, Jr. Award" at a ceremlony on Thursday, May
Dr. Jones is a native of Winn Parish, and a graduate of Dodson High School. His monthly column, "Louisiana in the Civil War," appears regularly in The Piney Woods Journal, and is widely read by area history buffs.
The Bergeron award is given yearly to the person who best preserves Louisiana's history during the American Civil War. Past recipients include such notables as Jay Dardenne, current Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana and Mary Manhein, director of Louisiana State University's F.A.C.E.S. Lab, who is a frequent consultant of the FBI and other law enforcement in facial reconstruction and forensic anthropology.
The award is named after Bergeron, who was a contemporary of Dr. Jones, both of whom worked for the Louisiana Office of State Parks at the same time. Dr. Bergeron passed away on February 8, 2010. He was a native of Rapides Parish and he was a widely known historian of Louisiana in the American Civil War.
Dr. Jones, known nationwide for his history articles in the New York Times, achieved international acclaim for his book, "Lee's Tigers" which documented the Louisiana soldiers serving in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. He is always accessible for fellow historians and students of the War when they have a question about the Tigers who served in Virginia. On the night of his award, Dr, Jones presented a program entitled "Twice Lost" The 8th Louisiana's Battle Flag at Gettysburg." It covered the initial capture of the flag in the waning hours of July 2, 1863 and its second disappearance after the war.
The Civil War Round Table meets in Alexandria the first Thursday of every month between September and May. For more information on the group, please see the website at http://cwrtofcenla.sharepoint.com/Pages/default.aspx