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A Soldier’s Civil War Christmas to be York CWRT topic Nov. 17

Press release, York Civil War Round Table:

The Wednesday, November 17, 2021, monthly meeting will be held virtually. It will be broadcast at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live on the York County History Center’s Facebook page.  Alternately, you can register to watch it through Zoom by using the following link:
This month, we welcome Michael Jesberger as he presents:
“A Soldier’s Civil War Christmas”
This presentation accompanied by a slideshow, discusses the experiences of the Civil War soldier during the Christmas seasons of 1861-1865. Away from home, soldier’s celebrated the season in different ways together in camp, on the march and on the battlefield. The program will also discuss how Christmas was celebrated in the Civil War period, on the home-front and the many differences in relation to how the holiday is celebrated today. Come join historical reenactor, lecturer and tour guide Michael Jesberger for a discussion on one of our favorite holidays and traditions.
Mr. Jesberger is an independent military historian who specializes in the American Revolution and Civil War time periods. He is renowned for his depth and breadth of knowledge, as well as his engaging and passionate presentation style, whether providing formal lectures, living history presentations or tours of historic sites in the Tri-state area.
A member of numerous history based organizations and active in the reenactment community, he participates in numerous battle reenactments, living history programs and ceremonies to honor our first and current veterans. A lifelong resident of the Philadelphia region, Mr. Jesberger is a native of Northeast Philadelphia and has relocated to Bucks and Montgomery County, PA and currently resides in Lansdale, PA with his wife Amy, son Erik, and two daughters, Erin and Emma.