Central Texas Military History Symposium - Twelfth Annual, 2022

Lecture presented by Dr. Nathan Jennings, Thursday, September 29, 5pm at the Bill Yowell Conference Center, Warrior Hall at A&M-Central Texas. Dr. Jennings is an Assistant Professor, at the U.S. Army, Department of Military History Command and General Staff College.

"Mounted Warfare Tradition in Frontier Texas, 1822-1865"

Join A&M-Central Texas in partnership with the National Mounted Warrior Museum, and the Society for Military History for this year’s lecture by Dr. Nathan Jennings. Jennings’ talk, "Mounted Warfare Tradition in Frontier Texas, 1822-1865", will detail how the mounted warfare tradition was adapted tactically and strategically over 40 years.

Dr. Nathan Jennings
Dr. Nathan Jennings
"Drawing upon military reports, participants’ memoirs, and government documents, cavalry officer Nathan A. Jennings analyzes the evolution of Texan militarism from tribal clashes of colonial Tejas, territorial wars of the Texas Republic, the Mexican-American War, border conflicts of antebellum Texas, and the cataclysmic Civil War. In each conflict Texan volunteers answered the call to arms with marked enthusiasm for mounted combat. Riding for the Lone Star explores this societal passion—with emphasis on the historic rise of the Texas Rangers—through unflinching examination of territorial competition with Comanches, Mexicans, and Unionists. Even as statesmen Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston emerged as influential strategic leaders, captains like Edward Burleson, John Coffee Hays, and John Salmon Ford attained fame for tactical success." from UNT Press.

About the Symposium

Central Texas Military History Symposium Logo The Central Texas Military History Symposium at Texas A&M University- Central Texas serves as a local and regional event promoting the study of history of warfare and its influences on society. The Symposium's main goal is to provide the people of Central Texas and our students with access to the nation's top scholars in military history. Each year our attendance numbers have increased and with help from you, the community, the CTMHS can continue to grow and offer new and exciting opportunities to our students and Central Texas.

Now in its twelfth year, The Central Texas Military History Symposium hosts nationally prominent military historians. Two past presidents of the Society for Military History have been keynote speakers: Dennis Showalter of Colorado College and Brian Linn of Texas A&M University. We have also hosted high ranking military officers, such as Lt. Gen. Dave Palmer (USA Retired). Palmer is a past superintendent of West Point and author of several acclaimed works of military history. Two Pulitzer Prize nominees have been speakers: Richard McCaslin and Lewis Sorley.

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A military tank displayed at an outside museum The Central Texas Military History Symposium is dedicated to teaching and promoting military history, both in and out of the classroom. Our aims are to continually bring in the best military scholars to reward the Central Texas community and our students with most current scholarship. Please consider supporting the CTMHS in our current and future endeavors to expand our reach.

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Our partners in producing and promoting the event include the National Mounted Warfare Foundation, the Ft. Hood Museums, and the U.S. Army Center of Military History. Military history has special meaning and relevance in our community.Canons sit atop a hill in a field

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Dr. Timothy Hemmis

Virtual Advisor