Dr. Loyd Uglow, author of A Military History of Texas and Standing in the Gap: Army Outposts, Picket Stations, and the Pacification of the Texas Frontier, 1866 – 1886. Dr. Uglow will discuss U.S. and Texas military efforts to defend the Texas frontier against various Native American opponents during the periods before and after the Civil War, with emphasis on forts and posts, long-range defensive patrols, and eventual offensive campaigns.
Loyd Uglow holds a master’s degree in History from the University of West Florida, with some course work from the Naval War College, and a Ph.D. in History from the University of North Texas. He is past chairman of the History Department at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. He is the author of A Military History of Texas, the first general history of the state with a military focus. His previous books include Standing in the Gap, two children’s biographies, and two military historical novels. He is a retired Commander (Surface Warfare) in the United States Naval Reserve.