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Military History Talk: The Vancouver Barracks, Proving Ground for Generals

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 06:30pm - 07:30pm

Hosted by the FORT VANCOUVER NATIONAL TRUST
Presented by THE VANCOUVER BARRACKS MILITARY ASSOCIATION

There is no cost to attend -- but please RSVP to president@vbma.us

The Vancouver Barracks, Proving Ground for Generals

Speaker: Jeff Davis

The Vancouver Barracks was established in 1849, and was open as a military post until the new millennium. In the 150+ years of history, many young officers served at the Vancouver Barracks, and later rose to the rank of general. Jeff Davis will focus on many young officers who served from the 1849 to the early 1860s, and became generals in the Civil War.

Jeff Davis joined the U.S. Army Reserves in 1979 at the Vancouver Barracks, and served over 30 years of active and reserve military service. He has served in Italy, Bosnia, and Southwest Asia, and two deployments with Operation Enduring Freedom as a military historian. Major Davis' final assignment was as the Command Historian for the 104th Division, where he was the defacto army historian of the Vancouver Barracks. Jeff Davis was also the principal author for the book "Weird Washington" and co-author of "Weird Oregon".

The presentation will last about 60 minutes, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Marshall House, on Officer’s Row. This no admission fee. The Marshall House is located at 1301 Officer's Row, Vancouver, WA 98661. To get there from Interstate 5, take Exit 1C. Head east on Mill Plain Blvd to the first light, then go south (right) on Fort Vancouver Way to the traffic circle. Take the third exit, east on Evergreen Blvd to the second parking lot. The Marshall House is on the north side of Evergreen Blvd. 

 

 

Other Upcoming 2017 Military History Talks:

The 2017 Military History Talks will take place from 6:30PM to 7:30 PM at the Marshall House. Talks will be held from January to June 2017.

Contact 
PRESIDENT@VBMA.US
 
Location 
Marshall House
1301 Officers Row Vancouver WA, 98661