|San Francisco Civil War Round Table Meeting
19 March 2009
Jean Libby gave a presentation of historic images of John Brown, the abolitionist, based on her
years of studying, writing and speaking on John Brown since 1978. Several of the excellent
likenesses she showed had been only recently discovered. Following Jean's presentation, the
discussion was greatly augmented by the contributions of Kirke Mechem, composer of an opera
about John Brown.
Charles and Barbara Whaler kindly donated a copy of their book "The Fighting McCooks," the
incredible story of the McCook family, seventeen of whom fought for the Union in forty-six battles in
eleven states. The book raffle was won by Mike McAdoo. Go here for a book review.