Monday, November 7, 2011

Civil War Program-Thursday Nov 17

Mark your calendar for next week as the Friends of the Library will commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial. By hosting Reedsburg High School History Teacher Dave Moon, on Thursday, November 17th at 7 PM. You know about the Civil War and at the center was President Abraham Lincoln. Join us and learn how a politician from Illinois became the “Great Emancipator” and how with little military experience he was able to bring the war to a successful end. This will be a great time to discover Abraham Lincoln because Saturday, November 19 is the anniversary of his famous Gettysburg Address. In 1863 seventeen acres of the Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg were dedicated as a national cemetery. The address Lincoln delivered in less than two minutes was later recognized as one of the most eloquent of the English language.

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