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Speakers and Exhibits
February 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
February 26, Saturday, 9 AM to 3 PM – Speakers and Exhibits
- 9 AM: Dr. Edward F. Finch, “The United States Navy in the Civil War.”
- 10:15 AM: Brian “FOX” Ellis, Illinois Road Scholar, “Walt Whitman’s Lincoln”. Lincoln was a fan of Whitman.
- 11:30 AM: Mike McNally, History Instructor at Shawnee Community College, “Britain and the American Civil War.”
- 1 PM: Dr. Nancy Kinsey Caldwell, Musicologist, “A Soundtrack for Wartime: The Songs of the Civil War.” Whether celebrating a victory, commemorating a battle, commiserating with other members of the regiment, or consoling the family of a soldier lost in combat, the songs of the Civil War offered something to every American.
- 2:15 PM: Ed and Diane Annable, winners of the 2018 Delta Award for Southern Illinois Historians and Authors, will discuss a historical narrative of the soldiers from Johnson County, Illinois. The battles they fought, the “March to the Sea” with General Sherman, and the march in the Grand Review in Washington, D.C.