Akron: “Billy Yank: The Life of a Soldier”

By karyncw150, posted on March 17th, 2011.
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July 18, 2011
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

Come join the Bath Township Historical Society and Museums at the Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library for an evening with Billy Yank.  Mark Holbrook, the guest lecturer, is a native Ohioan, a graduate of Ohio State University, and the Marketing Manager for the Ohio Historical Society.  More than 300,000 Ohioans served in the Union Army from 1861-1865.   In this talk you will hear first hand from one of them about leaving home for the army- – about camp life, the fury of battle and more.   In this first-person portrayal, learn what soldiers ate, how they coped with the cold and heat, and how they made it through four years of marching and fighting.

Sponsor: Friends of the Fairlawn-Bath Library

Hosted by the Bath Township Historical Society and Museums

Location: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library of the Akron-Summit County Public Libraries, 3101 Smith Road, Akron, Ohio

For more information, call the Fairlawn-Bath Branch at 330-666-4888 or visit  http://www.ascpl.lib.oh.us/fairlawnbath/index.html.


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