Thursday, May 24, 2012

Renowned Lincoln Authority Scott Trostel to be Featured

Members of the committee discuss details for the upcoming event featuring nationally renowned Lincoln historian and author Scott Trostel. Trostel will be giving a June 9 public presentation regarding the 1861 passage through southwest Ohio of the Lincoln Inaugural Train. Left to right, Sally Zeiter, Becki Wagner, Wavelene Denniston, Kay Seiler, JoEllen Melling, Vivian Foreman, and Dori Howdieshell.
Scott Trostel, nationally renowned Lincoln historian and author, does it again with the most comprehensive book detailing President-elect Abraham Lincoln's inaugural journey, “The Lincoln Inaugural Train.” Trostel's previous book about the Lincoln Funeral Train has become an acclaimed and sought-after book detailing the first national funeral for an assassinated president. Now he covers the epic inaugural journey to Washington with many new details.

Trostel will be in Greenville at 7 pm, June 9 to talk about Lincoln and his trip through southwestern Ohio -- from Illinois to Washington, DC. The public event is to celebrate the train’s 1861 passage through southwest Ohio and will be held at the Activities Center of the First Congregational Church, located at the corner of the intersection of Devor, Sycamore and Wayne Streets. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be included.

Trostel’s book is the story of President-elect Abraham Lincoln's 13 day journey to Washington, D. C., departing from Springfield, Illinois. Millions of supporters of the Union gathered along the margins of the railroad tracks and packed parade routes at cities in route. They braved the raw, cold, chilly winds and rain to cheer Lincoln as he passed by, traveling to his inauguration.

Laced with photos, maps and illustrations this book is a revealing story of the inaugural train’s passage through endless miles of well-wishers and the curious. Numerous stops were made, and brief speeches offered. Citizens demonstrated an overwhelming manifestation of support as succession started in the southern states and a confederacy was formed.

Trostel’s book will be for sale and he will also personally autograph all books that are purchased. Tickets cost $3 per person or two people for $5, and will be available at the door. For further information, please call (937) 423-2391, (937) 548-1731 or (937) 423-2299.

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