York Sunbury Historical Society Program: New Brunswickers in the American Civil War

Sarah Edmonds
Image by elycefeliz via Flickr

Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 7:30 at Old Government House
Speaker: Greg Marquis

Title: “New Brunswickers in the American Civil War

This talk will discuss what motivated men from New Brunswick to fight in the Civil War, mainly for the North, and how this involvement was viewed ‘back home.’ Examples will include individuals from central New Brunswick, including Sarah Emma Edmonds, who served in a Union volunteer regiment disguised as a man. The talk will conclude by discussing the larger significance of New Brunswickers’ military involvement in this conflict.

Members of the public are welcome.

The Program Committee
York-Sunbury Historical Society

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