Warren's presence in naval, western theaters of the Civil War

Aug 19, 2014

Warren — Warren Historical Society’s meeting Tuesday, Sept. 2, will feature a talk on how citizens of Warren participated in the naval and western frontier theaters of the American Civil War.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Dr. Campbell House & Museum 225 Main St. in Warren village. Desserts made from 1850s recipes will be served after the program. The public is encouraged to attend.

WHS volunteer Keri Vilchinsky will share information she gathered to better understand how people and ideas from Warren impacted the naval blockade and the western land frontier, both of which constituted a perimeter around the well-known land battles of the Civil War. The naval and western perimeter contains Civil War stories that are not always narrativized in popular culture, and some of these stories include names of people from Warren, such as Peters, Starrett, and Spear. Research for this project involved examining period local and regional newspapers, Warren resident diary entries and letters, Adjutant General’s reports, national databases, and other historical artifacts, many of which are in the WHS collection.

For more information, call 273-2726 or go to warrenhistoricalsociety.com.

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