Thursday, July 9, 2015

“Life of the Union Soldier” at Library

Allen is seen at the right in the photo.
Join us at the Greenville Public Library for an interesting evening of the kind of history you don’t always hear about. On Thursday July 16th at 6:30 Allen Coffman, a member of the Ohio Valley Civil War Association, will describe the life of the union soldier - a behind the scenes look at what he carried and why, and what he might have experienced during the war.

Allen became interested in Living Histories and Re-enactments at the age of 6 when he attended a Revolutionary War event. At 18 he was old enough to join a group and by then loved Civil War history. He explained that Living Histories demonstrate, show, and educate. Re-enactments are playing at war.

Over the last nearly 20 years he has fought in every major Civil War battle from Gettysburg to Manassas in either the 35th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Co. G (a regiment from Montgomery and Preble Counties) or Co. A 1st Battalion 19th US Infantry (regulars from Indiana who existed before the War broke out).

There will be an open discussion with attendees and displays of uniforms and a period specific rifle and Henry Repeater. This is a free event, however space is limited. Please contact the Library at 548-3915 or join the “Life of a Union Soldier” Facebook event page. Refreshments will be served.

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