2018 Winds of Change

On Saturday, June 16 at 1:00p.m. the Pember Library will present:

The Winds of Change: The Evolution of Warfare as Experienced by the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry

Was the American Civil War the last Napoleonic War or a modern war?

What transformations took place between 1862-1865 that changed warfare as experienced by the Washington County Boys during their service in the federal army?

A detailed analysis will explore those changes that were wrought by the American Civil War as viewed through the eyes of our citizen soldiers.

This informative presentation is a new perspective not previously presented by the speaker. The presenter is Michael Russert, a Civil War historian, a member of the Company of Military Historians, has a Master’s Degree plus thirty hours in Nineteenth Century American Studies. He has published over two hundred book reviews and is presently completing a book examining the role played by the 123rd New York in the Gettysburg Campaign. A teacher for thirty-five years, he served as the Coordinator of The New York State Veteran Oral History Program.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Pember Library & Museum
33 West Main Street, Granville, NY
518-642-2525 Library
518-642-1515 Museum

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