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Civil War Walking Tour with William Marvel
October 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Civil War historian and author William Marvel will lead a Civil War walk in Keene’s Woodland and Greenlawn Cemeteries at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday October 14. Marvel, author of An End to Innocence, Cheshire County Faces the Civil War, will discuss Keene’s experience in the War by visiting the graves of representatives of the various factions. At the graves of politicians, soldiers, and civilians he will discuss their respective viewpoints on the major issues of the day, the factors that may have influenced their positions, the motives behind their service (or their failure to serve), and the reasons for their support of (or opposition to) the war. As we migrate from the older portion of the cemetery to the newer sections we will drift into the postwar era, reflecting on how the decisions men made in the 1860s influenced their futures. Questions will be entertained at each stop.
The book An End to Innocence will be available for purchase and signing by the author. This event is co-sponsored by the Historical Society of Cheshire County and S.G. Griffin Camp #10, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
We will meet at the Beaver Street entrance to the cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water and an umbrella, if needed. The walk will last about an hour. Parking is on Washington Street or on side streets near Beaver Street.