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Civil War lecturer Michael Jesberger (submitted)

York CWRT to present Zoom talk on A Soldier’s Civil War Christmas

York Civil War Round Table press release:

Michael Jesberger will be the speaker at the November 17, 2021, monthly meeting of the York (PA) White Rose Civil War Round Table. He will present a program titled,  “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.

The meeting will be conducted via Zoom onl7

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.