Harpers Weekly

American Civil War Correspondent and Special Artist
James Allen Davis

 

Past Educational Presentations
(Click here for testimonials.)

James Allen Davis and his colleague, Clarence J. Lipsey of the New York Times, appeared together at several of the California reenactments and roundtables listed below between 2005 and 2008, portraying the work of the "Bohemian Brigade" of more than 500 correspondents and artists who covered the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865.

Bohemians for hire...

Lipsey far left, Davis far right and two members of the San Gabriel Civil War Round Table, center, June 2007.

Davis and Lipsey above in field dress (click here to see period photographs) with reproductions of Civil War newspapers and samples of sketches and dispatches.

James Allen Davis in Stanford University student film.

Prior Engagements:

  • ARDENWOOD FARM STATE PARK, Fremont, CA
  • FRESNO HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Fresno, CA
  • SEQUOIA MIDDLE SCHOOL, Bakersfield, CA
  • BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE, Bakersfield, CA
  • FREEDOM MIDDLE SCHOOL, Bakersfield, CA
  • GARCES HIGH SCHOOL, Bakersfield, CA
  • CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL, Bakersfield, CA
  • KIWANIS CLUB, Bakersfield, CA
  • FT. TEJON STATE HISTORICAL PARK, Lebec, CA

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  • CALICO GHOST TOWN, Yermo, CA
  • DANA ADOBE STATE HISTORIC SITE, Nipomo, CA
  • PRADO REGIONAL PARK, Chino, CA
  • SPRING MOUNTAIN RANCH, Las Vegas, NV
  • LAS VEGAS CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE, Las Vegas, NV
  • LANDIS VALLEY MUSEUM, Lancaster, PA
  • 140th GETTYSBURG REENACTMENT, Gettysburg, PA
  • 140th FRANKLIN REENACTMENT, Spring Hill, TN

 

  • CORONA CIVIC CENTER, Corona, CA
  • RILEY'S FARM, Oak Glen, CA
  • WOODEN NICKEL RANCH, Menifee, CA
  • MISSION INN, Riverside, CA
  • OLD WEST DAYS, Temecula, CA
  • HUNTINGTON BEACH HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Huntington Beach, CA
  • ORANGE EMPIRE RAILROAD MUSEUM, Perris, CA
  • MASONIC HALL, Pasadena, CA
  • SOUTHGATE MIDDLE SCHOOL, Los Angeles, CA
  • RMS QUEEN MARY, Long Beach, CA
  • TIERRA REJADA RANCH, Moorpark, CA
  • ST. CATHERINE'S MILITARY ACADEMY, Anaheim, CA
  • UNION HOTEL, Los Alamos, CA
  • SAN GABRIEL VALLEY CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE, Pasadena, CA
  • ANTIQUE GAS & STEAM ENGINE MUSEUM, Vista, CA
  • CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE OF THE INLAND EMPIRE, Redlands, CA
  • ORANGE COUNTY CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE, Huntington Beach, CA

Torin Finney as James Allen Davis  reading  Harper's Weekly with a fellow bohemian.

James Allen Davis and Russ Cochiolo as Charles Palmer, a reporter for
The San Francisco Daily Bulletin at the Moorpark Reenactment in November 2004.

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