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Union Warriors: A Lancaster County Company Fights the Civil War

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The Lancaster Civil War Round Table welcomes local historian, Vincent Slaugh, as speaker on Thursday, January 9, 2014.

His presentation will follow ten soldiers of Lancaster’s own Company E, 79th Pennsylvania, through the war, and try to understand their lives and places in the community before and after the war. This presentation will serve as a case study for understanding what the war meant to one community: How did existing social networks translate to Civil War armies? Why did soldiers enlist? How were soldiers’ families cared for? How did soldiers stay connected to the home front? What happened to the wounded? How did communities mourn and remember the dead? How did soldiers on the battlefield attempt to influence life at home?

The Lancaster Civil War Round Table will meet at the Lititz Public Library located at 651 Kissel Hill Road at 7:00 p.m. These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call Micky by Wednesday, January 8, at 392-4976 or visit