The Moore County Historical Society will meet June 9, 2019, at 2:00 PM at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg.
The speaker is Doctor Michael Bradley and he will speak about Reverend David Campbell Kelley who was a Chaplin, and officer in the Confederate Army. One of his books concerns David Campbell Kelley, a Methodist missionary, minister, and combat officer during the war. Kelley was involved in founding many Methodist churches in the Middle Tennessee area and was one of the founders of Vanderbilt University.Dr. Bradley’s book is entitled Forrest’s Fighting Preacher:: David Campbell Kelley of Tennessee and this will be available at the the meeting.
Dr. Bradley is a popular speaker at many of the local historical societies.He received his bachelor of arts degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, his bachelor of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and both his master’s degree and PhD from Vanderbilt University. He has been a fellow with the National Endowment for the Humanities, has received a U.S. Air Force Legacy Grant for Historical Research, and was also a National Science Foundation Fellow. In 1994, he was awarded the Jefferson Davis Medal in Southern History. He is a member of the Southern Historical Association, the American Society of Church History, the American Association of University Professors, the Great Smoky Mountains Natural History Association, and the Society for Military History.Born in Huntsville, Alabama, Mr. Bradley now lives in Tullahoma, Tennessee. He taught at Motlow College from 1970 to 2006. He has written widely about local Civil War history. He has written numerous books particularly about the Civil War
The program is open to the public and all are welcome. Contact George Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 931-581-2621 or Betty Robertson at email@example.com or by phone at 931-759-7763.