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Martha Hartzog, President (great granddaughter of Major W. H. “Howdy” Martin, Co. K, 4th Texas; Pvt. J. W. Allen, Co. G, 5th Texas; great great grand niece of Robert Martin, 3Lt, Co. K, 4th Texas, Paul Ripley, 1st Sgt., Co. E, 4th Texas, and Pvt. Napoleon Newton Ripley, Co. E. 4th Texas). Martha lives in Austin, Texas.

Judy Callaway Ostler, Chaplain, Crockett, TX

Tammy Tiner, Recording Secretary, College Station, TX

Melinda Kilian, Corresponding Secretary, Austin, TX

Charleen Mullenweg, Treasurer, Round Rock, TX

Rick Eiserman, Historian, Carlisle, PA

Advisory Board:

Dr. Richard McCaslin, Chair of the Department of History, The University of North Texas, is author of numerous works, including A Soldier's Letters to Charming Nellie: The Correspondence of Joseph B. Polley, Hood's Texas Brigade; Lee in the Shadow of Washington; and Fighting Stock: John S. “Rip” Ford of Texas.

Dr. Donald S. Frazier, Professor of History at McMurry University, in Abilene, President and CEO of the McWhiney History Education Group, author of a 4-vol. work on the war in Louisiana and the Trans-Mississippi, whose latest title is Blood on the Bayou: Vicksburg, Port Hudson,and the Trans-Mississippi.

Hon. Jerry Patterson, former Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, Patterson is a keen student of history and has an understanding of the importance of preserving all of history. He is well respected for his support of history groups, including the Buffalo Soldiers, The Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Dr. Susannah K. Ural, Professor of History at Southern Mississippi University; since her time teaching at Sam Houston University in Huntsville, Susannah has had an interest in Hood's Brigade. She is author of Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades: The Civil War In The Words of Those Who Lived It and The Harp and the Eagle: Irish-American Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865.

Dr. David B. Gracy II, former Director of the Texas State Archives and former Governor Bill Daniel Professor in Archival Enterprise at The University of Texas at Austin, has had a significant influence on the development of archival practice in the United States. He is currently working on a biography of Col. George W. Littlefield.

Pamela Rouse Wright, founder and CEO of Pamela Wright Collections, is a descendant of a soldier who fought in the 18th Georgia Infantry. She is an active supporter of heritage organizations such as the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Stephen M. “Sam” Hood, author of The Lost Papers of Confederate General John Bell Hood and John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of a Confederate General. A distant relative of General Hood, Sam is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Blue Gray Education Society of Chatham VA, and past president of the Board of Directors of Confederate Memorial Hall Museum in New Orleans.

Fred Morse, is a board member of the Austin Civil War Round Table and a supporter of various organizations which promote an appreciation of and a study of the history of the Civil War.

Past Presidents:

* Shelley Rardin 2000 - 2004
* Ross Krape 1994 - 2000
* Thomas T. Davis 1991 - 1994
* T. J. Honeycutt 1988 - 1991 (Deceased January 4, 2008)
* Ruth Peebles 1976 - 1980
* Bruce Marshall 1967 - 1971