Presentation: Children of the Civil War

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Date(s) - 04/27/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm iCal

Florida Senior Center

Presenter is Civil War Historian and Re-enactor, Yvonne Bigney. In 1863 12 year-old Johnny Clem participated in the famous Civil War battle of Chickamauga. Escaped slave, “Contraband Jackson,” served as a drummer boy and stretcher-bearer. Fifteen year-old Tillie Pierce served as a nurse at Gettysburg. They were just three of the thousands of boys and girls engaged in the Civil War; whether on the front lines or back at home, active in vital adult roles that would astonish us today. Suggested donations. Students will be admitted for free. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets will be available at the door. RSVP by phone or email.

845-294-3839, events@sewardhomestead.orr

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