Thursday, April 13th 2017
In this program sponsored by the Lancaster Civil War Round Table, author Gene Barr will discuss his book, A Civil War Captain and His Lady: A True Story of Love, Courtship, and Combat. More than 150 years ago, 27-year-old Irish immigrant Josiah Moore met 19-year-old Jennie Lindsay, a member of one of Peoria, Illinois’s most prominent families. The Civil War had just begun, Josiah was the captain of the 17th Illinois Infantry, and his war would be a long and bloody one. Their courtship and romance became known in a rare and unpublished series of letters. The story of Josiah, Jennie, the men of the 17th and their families tracks the toll on our nation during the war and allows us to explore the often difficult recovery after the last gun sounded in 1865.
Please pre-register by emailing your name, phone number and number attending to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library at 626-2255.