The Richmond Register

February 5, 2013

Ford to address DAR on Feb. 11


Register staff report

RICHMOND — The February meeting of the Boonesborough chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will feature Battle of Richmond Association representative Ed Ford as speaker. The session on Feb. 11 is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of First Christian Church, 412 W. Main St., Richmond.

Ford’s presentation will focus on descendants of American Revolution personalities and their involvement in the 1862 Civil War conflict. 

A Berea native and early member of the Battle of Richmond Association, Ford is past president and a director of the organization. He is editor of The Kentucky Civil War Bugle, an online publication, and is author of “The Draw,” a short novel about the local battle, and “Silent Witness,” a booklet about Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox.

A University of Kentucky graduate, Ford was a journalist and industrial editor before joining Berea College, where he was director of public relations. 

At the Feb. 11 meeting, the DAR chapter will announce the winner of its annual American history essay competition. The meeting is open to the public. For more details, contact Betsy Burch at 624-8908.