Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Carnegie Library in Carnegie Hosts Civil War Events

Timothy (center left) & Thomas Calahan (center right). Credit: Ronn Palm’s Museum
of Civil War Images, Gettysburg, Pa.

Those with an interest in the Civil War might want to take advantage of the series of four events scheduled at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library, 300 Beechwood Ave in Carnegie. The library is home to the Capt. Thomas Espy Post 153 of the Grand Army of the Republic, the best preserved and most intact GAR post in the United States

January 14, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. Speaker is Rea Redd. Topic is "Of Altars and Amputations; Gettysburg's Churches Become Battlefield Hospitals" takes you on a tour of the borough and its churches which, during the battle and the aftermath held thousands of wounded soldiers and dozens of nurses and doctors.  This event is free of charge and no reservation is necessary.

February 11, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. Speaker is Kathleen Logothetis Thompson. Topic is "To the Breaking Point: the Toll of War on the Civil War Soldier." The toll of war ranges from physical injury and exhaustion to mental trauma. This presentation examines the experience of war for the Civil War soldier and the impact of those experiences on the individual. This event is free of charge and no reservation is needed.

March 18, 2017 - Civil War Symposium 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Two morning lectures and two afternoon lectures, includes hot buffet lunch. Download the brochure at There is a fee to attend the symposium. Register online.

April 8, 2017 - Civil War Living History Day 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. This event is free.

Lectures, re-enactors, tours of Chartiers Cemetery and the Capt. Thomas Espy Room. Check our website for more details to follow.

For more information call Diane Klinefelter, 412-276-3456, ext. 9.

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