Great Raft History Matters: Remember this fallen hero of Shreveport's Yellow Fever epidemic By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • Sep 22, 2015 oaklandcemetery.org Commentator Gary Joiner honors Army Lt. Eugene Augustus Woodruff who gave his life to Shreveport and died on Sept. 30, 1873, just two months shy of his 32nd birthday, as he cared for residents stricken with Yellow Fever. History Matters: What happened to Chalk Level Plantation? By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • May 5, 2015 History Matters commentator Gary Joiner traces the ownership of a valuable tract of land next to the Red River -- from cotton fields to sprawling military air base. History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine. History Matters: Bayou Dorcheat is popular with fishermen and historians alike By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • May 13, 2014 Press Image / LSU Shreveport Commentator Gary Joiners draws a history lesson from Bayou Dorcheat that flows east of Shreveport into Lake Bistineau. History Matters: A Reconstruction Era Hero By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • Sep 27, 2011 Commentator Gary Joiner ventures to the center of Oakland Cemetery to look at the life of Eugene Woodruff, a hero from the reconstruction era.