Columbus: Lecture, “Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War”

By arohmiller, posted on May 28th, 2015.

[ June 7, 2015; 2:00 pm; ] Presented by Michael C.C. Adams

Perhaps because the United States has not seen conventional war on its own soil since 1865, the collective memory of the Civil War has faded, so that we have sanitized and romanticized the experience. Living Hell, the Dark Side of the Civil War, taken from the Adams book by the same […]

Columbus: Lecture, “At Lincoln’s Deathbed: One Woman’s Recollections”

By arohmiller, posted on March 2nd, 2015.

[ March 15, 2015; 2:00 pm; ] Join the Kelton House Museum & Garden for a Civil War Sesquicentennial Pr0gram on Sunday, March 15 at 2:00pm –  At Lincoln’s Deathbed: One Woman’s Recollections, presented by Caroline Van Deusen.

Elizabeth Lord Dixon, confidant of Mary Todd Lincoln and ancestor of Caroline Van Deusen, had a unique view of Lincoln’s passing.  Mrs. Van Deusen’s great-great-grandmother […]

Columbus: Lecture, “Confederate Columbus”

By arohmiller, posted on February 2nd, 2015.

[ February 15, 2015; 2:00 pm; ] Central Ohio was a mixture of northern and southern sympathizers. As a result, Lincoln never carried Columbus in his two campaigns for President. Prominent among Southern sympathizers was Samuel Medary, who established a newspaper called The Crisis. He was indicted by a federal grand jury in 1864 for conspiracy against the government but died before […]

Columbus: Lecture, “The Battle of Brice’s Crossroads”

By arohmiller, posted on July 2nd, 2014.

[ July 20, 2014; 2:00 pm; ] Join the Kelton House Museum & Garden as they present “The Battle of Brice’s Crossroads: A Stunning Victory for the Confederates.”  The Battle of Brice’s Crossroads was fought on June 10, 1864, near Baldwyn in Lee County, Mississippi.  It pitted a 4,787-man contingent led by Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forest against an 8,100-strong Union […]

Columbus: “Mr. Lincoln’s Camera Man: An Afternoon with Mathew Brady”

By arohmiller, posted on April 24th, 2014.

[ June 1, 2014; 2:00 pm; ] Kelton House Museum and Garden Announces a Civil War Sesquicentennial Program presented by Mark Holbrook, “Mr. Lincoln’s Camera Man: An Afternoon with Mathew Brady.”

Mathew Brady’s photographs of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War have become icons of the early days of photography. Come hear the story from Mathew Brady himself as the world renowned photographer […]