Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Christian County, IL. Area Happenings


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Cemetery Walk Sept. 29, 2013


We regret to say that the book signing for September 24, 2013 at the Taylorville Public Library with Sue Elmore, author of 'Nameless Indignities' has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

This blog will post the rescheduled book signing when a New date has been set.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

'Nameless Indignities' book signing update!

Taylorville paper, the Breeze-Courier ran this in their Sunday, July 14, 2013 edition - The book signing is tentatively planned at the Taylorville Public Library for 2:00 pm on Tuesday Sept. 24, 2013 and author Sue Elmore will also speak about the book.

There is some indication that the date / time may change, the Breeze-Courier and this blog will keep readers abreast of any such changes.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Christian County Genealogical Society

presents their “annual Speaker Event

Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 1:30 pm

(Location will be in the ’Pence’ building on the grounds of the 
Christian County Historical Society)

Local attorney & Civil War Historian Tom Doyle will be speaking on the:

“Sultana” - Death on the Mississippi

Tom will also bring an up-date on the 'Long' family of Taylorville, IL.

Also speaking will be Katie Spindell ‘Chairman of the Board of Directors’ of the

2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition 
on upcoming events for the coalition

This Event is made possible by the generosity of the Christian County Genealogical Society and is Free to the Public

A printable PDF of this event is available here for off-line viewing and telling others.   

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Fifth Illinois soldiers "Prairie Boys Go To War"
by: Rhonda M. Kohl

It is with great pleasure that I've gotten to correspond with book author Rhonda M. Kohl. About two years ago she had called the Christian Co. Historical Society asking if we might have a photo of William Skiles, (a Taylorville, IL. native in which the Society had published, a now out of print book titled "Letters to Home"), so that she could use the photo in her new book "Prairie Boys Go To War". I looked, and yes we did which I copied and sent to her.
Rhonda informed me a couple of weeks ago that her book "Prairie Boys Go To War" had been printed and was available for sale on these sites:

About the Fifth Illinois Cavalry between the years 1861 to September 1865.
Rhonda offers the only modern, comprehensive analysis of a southern Illinois regiment during the Civil War.

There is also a 'Roster' listing available (click on Roster) for viewing.

Rhonda M. Kohl is also on Facebook and has a Facebook page for her book: 
The Prairie Boys Go to War: The Fifth Illinois Cavalry, 1861-1865
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