When: February 11th
Where: Otterbein University. Towers Hall 3rd floor. Room 318. Westerville Ohio 43081. Please go to the “About the COCWRT” tab for more information.
Speaker: Eric Johnson. Author of “No Greater Calling: A Chronological Record of Sacrifice and Heroism during the Western Indian Wars, 1865–1898″
Topic: “A Bright Example of Heroism: Caspar Collins and the Battle of the Platte River Bridge”.
Eric Johnson is a member of the Central Ohio Civil War Roundtable and a published author. Eric’s interest in the frontier army and the Indian wars can be traced to watching his father sketch Indian fights and fighters. Eric served nearly six years in the USN before attending OSU. As a veteran, Eric believes that all of those who give their lives in service to their nation are deserved of being honored, of being remembered.
Eric worked on No Greater Calling for nearly a decade. He was a finalist for the Army Historical Foundation Award in 2012. His work can now be found in at least 40 libraries, including places such as Harvard, Vanderbilt and Berkeley.
Eric stated that: “While I never wanted this to be about me, the most satisfying feedback I ever received was that I might be the greatest advocate of the frontier Army since John Ford”.