The next meeting of the Moore County Historical and Genealogical Society will be held Sunday September 9 at 2.00 PM at the Masonic Hall in Lynchburg. The Program will be on the Confederate Navy and the Speaker will be John Poparad II from Tullahoma, TN. He will talk on the battle of the Monitor and Merrimac and its significance. He will introduce the Confederate iron clad, the major characters and the key decisions in Confederate construction of Naval Iron Clads and the challenges faced by the Confederate Navy. Several “what if scenarios” will be addressed.
John’s interest in Naval history dates from his childhood. He served 4 years in the the US Navy between 1958 and 1962, which included one year in New Mexico and 3 years at Fort Campbell, KY. He came to Arnold Engineering Development Center in 1982 and retired there after 28 years of service. He has travelled extensively to important Confederate Naval sites and has spoken to several Confederate and Naval historical groups.
The meeting is open to anyone interested in local and general history and guests are especially welcome. You do not have to be a member of the Historical Society to attend. For further information contact Betty Robertson at 759-7763, email
Robertsonbetty@bellsouth.net or George Stone at 455-5993, email firstname.lastname@example.org