Hezekiah Long was a soldier during the Civil War from Maine’s 20th Regiment. On Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Waldoborough Historical Society Museum, David Sulin will present a program based on the book “Hard Times, Hard Bread and Harder Coffee.”

This book is a compilation of Hezekiah Long’s correspondence to his wife, Sarah. His extensive diary gives insight into the thoughts of soldiers while they were fighting the war and the issues and personal conflicts they faced. Here was a man devoted to his regiment, yet he greatly missed his family, which included seven children. Like all soldiers of any war, he greatly worried about his family’s safety and survival in his absence and noted that in his letters.

During Sulin’s presentation, in which he will come dressed as a private, he will bring attendees back in time into the mind and experiences of this soldier.

Sulin will bring with him examples of soldiers’ equipment that Long would have used. As a special treat, Sulin will display his collection of period photographs of Maine soldiers taken during the war, some of which have not been previously displayed in a public setting. One picture may actually be that of Hezekiah Long.

This fascinating presentation is open to the public and free. Plan on coming early to tour the museum and make sure to get a seat. For more information e-mail info@waldoborohistory.us.