150th Anniversary of the American Civil War

longest raidThe 150th anniversary of the American Civil War is taking place now, from 2011 – 2015. The Ohio Historical Society has created the website, Ohio Civil War 150, where you can learn about Ohio’s part in the Civil War, browse photos from their collection, and find Civil War events taking place in your area.

The New Richmond Branch Library and Historic New Richmond are working together to present four Civil War-themed programs in 2012.

The first in the series is scheduled for March 20, 2012, at 6:30 pm.  The Longest Raid, with Mr. Lester Horwitz, and his Pulitzer Prize nominated history of Morgan’s Raid.  The Longest Raid focuses on Confederate General John Hunt Morgan’s thousand mile ride through Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio in July of 1863.

You can visit The Longest Raid, or find a copy of the book in our catalog. You can also browse our entire collection of Civil War items.

Upcoming topics in our civil war series include:

  • Black Men in Blue: The Civil War, Ohioans, and the United States Colored Troops
  • Billy Yank: The Life of a Soldier
  • Medical Advancements of the Civil War

Be sure to check CCPL’s event calendar for future programs at all branches.

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