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Moore County Historical Society to present program on local Civil War veterans

Posted on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 3:43 pm

09-12-15 Civil War imageLYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Moore County Historical Society will present a program on Civil War veterans in the Moore County Area at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg on Sunday, Sept. 13, beginning at 2 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and guests are welcome.

The scheduled speaker is Pat Berges, who is publications editor for the Coffee County Historical Society.   She will speak on local Civil War Veterans. Berges was born in Chattanooga and spent her early life in Manchester in the extended household of her maternal grandparents Dave and Mattie Sain.

She has been working on family genealogy for about 40 years, tracing her mother’s family through Coffee and Grundy counties back to Warren County in the early 1800s.

Berges has served as an officer and on the board of directors for the Warren County Genealogical Association, the Coffee County Historical Society and the Grundy County Historical Society, as well as the Manchester Historic Zoning Commission.

She currently serves as Coffee County Historical Society’s Publications Editor, presents genealogy workshops, and has been involved in numerous other projects for all of these organizations.

The Coffee County Historical Society has published four volumes on Coffee County Civil War Veterans and will publish at least two more.

For further information, contact Betty Robertson at (931) 759-7763, or email <>, or contact George Stone at <> or by phone at (931) 581-2621.