Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Local Happenings

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Local Happenings

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EVANSVILLE

St. Mary's certified for advanced stroke care

The Joint Commission, a health care accreditation organization, has awarded St. Mary's Medical Center its advanced certification for primary stroke centers.

St. Mary marked the occasion with a reception Tuesday morning.

The hospital achieved the certification following an on-site review in April. Certification recognizes health facilities that work to improve outcomes for stroke patients. Part of this process includes collecting and evaluating data to improve patient outcomes and health care delivery.

Stroke center certification was launched by the Joint Commission in 2003, in collaboration with the American Stroke Association.

EVANSVILLE

Talk to examine murder of Civil War major general

The Southern Indiana Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Fraternal Order of Police lodge at 801 Court St.

The meeting with feature a presentation from Robert I. Girardi, a homicide detective with the Chicago Police Department. He will speak about the slaying of Maj. Gen. William "Bull" Nelson.

In the late summer of 1862, a Confederate invasion of Kentucky threatened to destabilize the Union war effort. As Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell raced south with the Army of the Ohio, he entrusted the safety of Louisville to his most trusted subordinate, Nelson.

He was gratified to get assistance from a regular army officer whom he knew and respected, Brig. Gen. Jefferson C. Davis. But Davis, a soldier with a solid combat record, resented his assignment to organize raw recruits. In a heated exchange with Nelson in the Galt House, he was relieved of command and ordered out of the city.

Davis returned a week later, and in full view of witnesses in the Galt House, confronted Nelson and shot him dead. Although he was taken into custody and indicted, Davis was never tried for the crime. Instead, he was released from custody, and eventually rose to corps commander in the Army of the Tennessee. Girardi will examine the facts and circumstances of this Civil War homicide case.

The Southern Indiana Civil War Roundtable is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Civil War. Meetings are held at 7 p. …

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