September 2012

What’s New · Civil War Program Series at the Main Library

Soldiers on a Cincinnati pontoon bridge in 1864 Soldiers on a Cincinnati pontoon bridge in 1864

To commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the Library is hosting a speaker series this fall that highlights the history of Cincinnati and the Tristate area during the Civil War.

During the series, members of the Cincinnati Civil War Round Table will make four Saturday presentations, each held at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library's Genealogy & Local History Department 3rd floor study area.

September 22: David Mowery will plot the trail of Morgan’s Raid in Hamilton County during “The John Hunt Morgan Trail.”

September 29: Larry Southwick will show the importance of the Cincinnati railroad hub to the war in “Railroads in Civil War Cincinnati.”

October 6: Mike Rhein will reveal the famous Civil War general whose name dots landmarks around the city in “William Haines Lytle.”

October 20: Albert Hallenberg will discuss how a courageous African American labor brigade might have saved Cincinnati from the Confederacy in “The Black Brigade of Cincinnati.”