Civil War Soldiers with Secrets: Women in Uniform by Kathleen Heyworth
“A Reporter Interviews General Grant” by Judy Wagenblast and Larry Werline
Writer Judy Wagenblast and Larry Werline interact in “A Reporter Interviews General Grant”
“Was Cotton Really King? The Unknown Role of Agriculture in the Civil War” presented by Ian Hunt, Director of Acquisitions for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
“Lincoln, Gettysburg, and Smallpox” presented by Dr. Donald Graham, MD
It’s little known fact that President Lincoln was in the first stages of smallpox when he delivered the Gettysburg Address. Learn more from Dr. Graham as he delves deeper into the illness facing Lincoln as he gave one of his most famous speeches.
“General W.H.L. Wallace at Fort Donelson and Shiloh” presented by Dan Schott and Ron Slack.
Both Dan Schott and Ron Slack are members of the Civil War Round Table based out of Ottawa, Illinois. Ottawa is also the burial site of General Wallace, who General Ulysses S. Grant called one of his best generals.
A Civil War Drive Through Oak Ridge Cemetery: A Private, A Daughter, and A Colonel
The Summer Civil War Series will begin with a Civil War Cemetery Drive on Thursday, June 13. The event will start at 5:15 pm at Oak Ridge Cemetery. At each of the three grave sites, a program of music and a talk about the individual will be presented:
- Governor John Tanner, a private in the Civil War, discussed by John Alexander and Chuck Murphy with music from the Old Capitol Choral Singers
- Nellie Grant Jones, the daughter of General U.S. Grant with Larry Werline portraying General U.S. Grant and Jeannie Alexander telling the story of his daughter. Civil War aires will be played on violin by Rachel Helton
- Colonel Samuel Shoup, the last Civil War-time commander of the 114th Illinois Volunteer Infantry will be chronicled by Richard Shatchsiek, current Colonel of the 114th Reactivated. The musicians of the 114th Reactivated will begin a variety of tunes,