Hank Segars currently serves as an associate editor of Lakelife magazine, a division of Smith Communications, and his newspaper columns appear in The Lake Oconee News, The Eatonton Messenger, and The Baldwin Bulletin. He also is a contributor to Georgia Backroads magazine and The Civil War News of Charleston, South Carolina.
Hank earned an A.B. degree from West Georgia College majoring in Political Science and Sociology and a M.Ed. from the University of Georgia in Adult Education. He is retired after 34 years with the State of Georgia, last working as Grants Administrator with the Georgia Department of Education in Atlanta. Also he served six years with the Georgia National Guard.
As a longtime student of the War Between the States, Hank has authored and edited several popular books to include: The Bell Irvin Wiley Reader (co-edited with James I. Robinson, Jr. for LSU Press); Andersonville: The Southern Perspective and Black Southerners in Confederate Armies (Pelican Publishing Co.), and, Mary A.H. Gay’s Life in Dixie During the War (Mercer University Press).
Hank and his wife, Marie, a retired elementary school teacher, live in Madison. The couple are active members of Madison Baptist Church and have two grown children and four grandchildren. As a longtime member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, he is a charter member of the Major William E. Simmons Camp #96 in Lawrenceville and past Commander of the W. F. Jenkins Camp #690 in his hometown of Eatonton.
Our speaker is also the founding president of the Northeast Georgia Civil War Round Table and currently serves as program chairman for the Old School History Museum in Eatonton. He has been involved in a number of civic and historical organizations to include the Atlanta Civil War Round Table, the University of Georgia and University of West Georgia Alumni Associations.
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