Monument to the 19th Indiana Infantry at Gettysburg
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Please note that this meeting is on a Monday at 6:45 PM at the Township Line MCL
||The Angel of Marye's Heights: The True Story of Richard Kirkland
||Anthony J. Ziebol
October 9, 2017, at 6:45 p.m
||MCL Cafeteria - Township Line
(2370 West 86th Street)
Would you risk your life to save your mortal enemy?
Perhaps the only soldier revered on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line,
Richard Rowland Kirkland is arguably the most famous "common" soldier of the American Civil War.
His act of compassion at the battle of Fredericksburg in December of 1862 is both controversial and shrouded in mystery.
Although this act is well known, the rest of his story, along with that of the 2nd South Carolina Infantry is not.
In addition to Fredericksburg, this Angel of Marye's Heights was present at some of most fierce fighting of the war
and most iconic locations:
Anthony J. Ziebol is an accomplished journalist and writer from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
After receiving a degree in print journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire,
Ziebol moved back to the Twin Cities and began writing as a staff reporter for newspapers
and as a freelancer for Midwest magazines.
He has given presentations on Kirkland and the 2nd South Carolina regiment throughout the United States.
He will have copies of his book for sale for $20.
- Henry House Hill at First Bull Run
- The Dunker Church at Antietam
- The Peach Orchard and Wheatfield at Gettysburg
- Snodgrass Hill at Chickamauga
2017-2018 Program Schedule
|Sept. 11, 2017
||The Lost Gettysburg Address: Charles Anderson's Civil War Odyssey
|Oct. 9, 2017
||The Angel of Marye's Heights
||Anthony J. Ziebol
|Nov. 13, 2017
||The American Civil War and Religion
|Dec. 11, 2017
||The Kimberlins Go to War: A Union Family in Copperhead Country
|Jan. 8, 2018
||Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War: Exposing Confederate Conspiracies in America's Heartland
|Feb. 12, 2018
||Indianapolis and the War of the Rebellion
|Mar. 12, 2018
||58th Indiana and their role at Stone's River
|Apr. 9, 2018
||Cold Blooded Envenomation of 1861-65
|May 14, 2018
||Above Us or Around Us: The Story and Men of the Bloody Eighth
|June 11, 2018
||On a Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933-2013
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