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Civil War lecturer Michael Jesberger (submitted)

True Tale of Abraham Lincoln is Topic at York CWRT on June 19

Press Release, York CWRT: On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, please join the York Civil War Round Table as they welcome military historian Michael Jesberger as their featured guest speaker. Mr. Jesberger will be presenting a program titled “Stealing the Body of Abraham Lincoln: Strange But True Tale of Our 16th President.”

The monthly meeting of the York CWRT is at 7 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum of the York County History Center, 250 E. Market Street in downtown York, PA. Admission and parking are both free, and the meeting is open to the public. Bring a friend!

Years after President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, in the 1870’s a band of criminals failed in an attempt to steal Lincoln’s body from his tomb in Springfield, Illinois. The program will focus on the attempted kidnapping of the body for ransom and will discuss the debate and decision on where the president was to be buried and how his final resting place became a monument that is visited by thousands every year. Historical lecturer Michael Jesberger will present a program on this strange tale of our 16th President.

Michael S. Jesberger is an independent military historian who specializes in the American Revolutionary and Civil War Time periods. He is renowned for his engaging and passionate presentation style, whether providing formal lectures, living history presentations or tours of historic sites.

A lifelong resident of the Philadelphia region, Mr. Jesberger is a native of Northeast Philadelphia and currently resides in Lansdale, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania with his wife Amy, son Erik and two daughters, Erin and Emma.