Wayne County Civil War Roundtable Program
Feb. 18, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – Wayne County Civil War Roundtable Program, free and open to the public in the Wooster Branch of the Wayne County Public Libraries; continuing with quality programs! Thank you to our CWRT members, the Wayne County Libraries, R.W. Gasbarre & Assoc. Surveyors, Ed & Penny Gasbarre, and John Spaziani for being sponsors of our WC CWRT!!
We are honored to have Doug Jones of Wooster speak on ”The Experiences of Freed Slaves during the Civil War” ! Jones is new to Ohio and Wooster but not new to Civil War reenacting and living history. He was an active member of the reenacting community for nearly 2 decades in Iowa/Missouri. His reenacting career includes portraying both Federal and Confederate campaigner infantry, mounted and dismounted cavalry, and artillery. Before moving to Wooster, he was the Chief of Staff to Colonel Sean Slocum of the Southwest Cavalry Brigade.
Jones produced a regional living history and reenactment in southern Iowa for 14 years. Also, he helped produce small, local events in the Missouri-Nebraska area and was recruited to assist in the production of the Gettysburg’s 150th celebration, assuming the role of Chief of Staff to Major General Joe Way, founder of the Blue-Grey Alliance. He started and moderates a LinkedIn forum titled the American Civil War (1861-1865). Begun in 2011, today it has over 3100 members worldwide. This role has caused him to research a broad range of topics related to the mid-19th century. He has also done a fair amount of radio and films related to the hobby and is in the early stages of producing a historically-based period play.
Before retiring, Jones worked for decades in Silicon Valley (Santa Clara County, California) as Jones and Associates, an independent recruitment consultancy, and helped build teams of technical specialists for high-tech companies.
Jones is currently President-elect of the Wayne County Historical Society and lives in Wooster with his wife, the former Wyn Shearer, who grew up in Wooster.