Monument to the 19th Indiana Infantry at Gettysburg
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All Programs are Free & Open to the Public
||Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: The Mississippi Squadron
March 13, 2017, at 7:30 p.m
||Indiana Historical Society Auditorium (Directions)
Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: The Mississippi Squadron describes the Civil War as fought on the rivers of the West.
The ironclads and gunboats protected army forces and convoyed much needed supplies to far-flung Federal forces.
They patrolled thousands of miles of rivers and fought battles that were every bit as harrowing as land engagements.
This presentation is about the men who fought under these conditions and the highly improvised boats in which they fought.
Gary Joiner is a historian and award-winning author who teaches history and geography at Louisiana State University in Shreveport,
where he is an assistant professor of history and also director of the Red River Regional Studies Center.
2016-2017 Program Schedule
|Sept 12, 2016
||Fire in the Water
||James Alexander Thom
|Oct. 10, 2016
||Who Was Private John Rooks? : Counties Named for Civil War Combat Deaths
|Nov. 14, 2016
||The War Not Forgotten - Civil War Soldiers, Central State Hospital and PTSD
|Dec. 12, 2016
||Maps, Mapping & Mapmakers of the Civil War: A Novice Explorer's Perspective
|Jan. 9, 2017
||Lew Wallace's Civil War Career
|Feb. 13, 2017
||Paying for the Civil War: Taxes, Internal Revenue and Enrolled Agents
|Mar. 13, 2017
||Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy
|Apr. 10, 2017
||A Visit with Jennie Wade's Mother
|May 8, 2017
||The Murder of Major General William "Bull" Nelson
||Robert I. Girardi
|June 12, 2017
||Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination: The Untold Story of the Actors and Stagehands at Ford's Theatre
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