Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Christian County Genealogical Society will host Regional Author for Civil War Discussion

The Civil War in Illinois will be the topic of discussion for a free speaking program sponsored by the CCGS at 1:30p.m. on Sunday afternoon, April 15 in the Pence building on the grounds of the Christian Co. Historical Society.

Carlinville author Tom Emery will present the program, which will cover a wide array of topics relating to the Civil War in the Land of Lincoln. The one-hour discussion will include the following subjects:

  • Leading figures of the Civil War from Illinois,
  • Illinois men in key Civil War battles,
  • Life on the Illinois home front, including divisions between North and South,
  • Top fighting units from the State of Illinois,
  • Civil War prisons in Illinois,
  • The importance of Illinois to the Union effort.

The program will also include information on Christian County in the Civil War, including some of the top personalities and events from the county during the "war of rebellion".

An accomplished speaker and public address announcer, Emery has fourteen book and booklet titles in print, many of which will be available for sale following the discussion. He has been featured in newspapers across Illinois and is currently completing a large-scale print and web history of the Illinois State Library.

There will be a Chicken Noodle dinner served by the Christian County Historical Society prior to the program. Serving from 11:00a.m. until 1:00p.m.

Some original documents of Company 'H', 14th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers organized by Captain Andrew Simpson at Taylorville, IL. in th month of May 1861 will be on display.
For the location of the Christian Co., IL. Genealogical Society click on 'Visit our Website' for a link