Date(s) - Thursday, September 12, 2013
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Williamson County Public Library
Join us for this historical presentation and book signing with Ross E. Hudgins. He will be sharing the amazing true story of Margaret (Maggie) Nichol Vaulx. A powerful multimedia presentation will be used to bring alive the words of Maggie, a young Nashville girl whose life was turned upside down as the Civil War came to her home.
It was 1862 when a 17 year old Margaret Nichol Vaulx, growing up during a time of great national strife wrote the words, “that I may be in after years an ornament to society and the delight of my dear parents.” She came of age during the American Civil War and has left us writings which are that very ornament which she so prophetically spoke of. Margaret (hereafter known as Maggie) was indeed the delight of her dear parents and of future Vaulx generations. Maggie’s journals have been described as both national and state treasures and as one Belmont University journalism instructor said, “she can be compared to a civil war Anne Frank.”
Ross Edward Hudgins was born August 2, 1950. While working for his grandfather, as a small boy, Ross happened across a crate of old books containing the precious journals of Civil War belle Margaret Vaulx.
Immediately fascinated by and somehow recognizing the greater importance of the journals, Ross traded his days wages in exchange for the books, saving them for historians and civil war enthusiasts of generations yet to come.
Ross resides in Middle Tennessee with his wife Marsha. Visit http://rosshudgins.com to learn more about Mr. Hudgins and his book.