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Civil War exhibit receives personal touch

Sunday, March 14, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Museum's exhibit "Putnam County and the Civil War" opened to rave reviews in early February.

In addition, the museum will be sponsoring several upcoming programs which will each add a special dimension to the exhibit.

Ken Anderson will present "Three For the Union" at 10:30 a.m. March 20. Anderson's talk will showcase the story of three Putnam County Union soldiers -- a private, a sergeant and a lieutenant.

Included in the personal stories will be a discussion of the evolution of Indiana as a state, the early development of Putnam County, the local environment leading up to the Civil War and the story of how the men and their families helped shape the history of Putnam County.

Anderson has been a student of the Civil War for 50 years. He is active in the Civil War Round Table and is currently the editor of the Round Table's newsletter, The Long Roll.

"This program promises to add considerable depth to the Museum's exhibit," said museum director Tanis Monday

The programs are free and open to the public.

For more information or questions about any of these items, contact Monday at 653-8419 or by e-mail at museum@co.putnam.in.us.

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