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Digging for Your Family Roots

Event Type: Genealogy Library Programs
Date: 3/4/2014
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Description:
 A Civil War Letter: and the “New” Concept of Prison Camps?

Presented by: Terry Sunderlin

When and how did prison camps evolve? What does a private letter written by a Union Soldier during the Civil War have to do with a talk on Civil War Prison Camps? One of Terry’s relatives wrote a letter to his brother while serving in the Union Army. Less than 2 weeks later, this ancestor was captured and taken to one of the most notorious Prison Camps of the Civil War! This presentation will address the “new” concept of Prison Camps and talk about some of the differences in the camps both on the Union Side and on the Confederate Side. Whether your 1860s relatives wore blue or grey, whether they fought in the “Civil War” or the “War of Northern Aggression,” you will learn useful information as you track down your own Civil War soldier’s story.
Library: High Prairie Library - 7035 Old Meridian Rd.    High Prairie Library
Location: Meeting Room
Contact: Rhonda Curtis
Contact Number: 260-3650