Putnam Civil War topic for museum discussion Saturday

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Putnam County's Civil War is the topic of an upcoming talk at the Putnam County Museum by John Schlotterbeck, the A.W. Crandall Professor of History at DePauw University.

Schlotterbeck will recount a variety of experiences and contributions of county residents and soldiers to wartime events and memory.

Subjects will include Putnam County connections to Abraham Lincoln, the Indiana Asbury Guards, a Putnam County soldier's discovery of Lee's orders that turned the tide of the Civil War, Confederate sympathizers in the county, and how the Civil War was remembered.

The talk is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 at the museum. The event is free and open to the public.

The talk is part of the museum's ongoing Bicentennial speaker series. Next in the series will be a talk by Ted Jacobi on Friday, April 8 on the subject of Jesse Weik, Putnam County, and the memory of Abraham Lincoln.

The Putnam County Museum is at 1105 N. Jackson St., Greencastle, and accessible at 653-8419.

Regular hours at the museum are 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

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