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Yankee Spy! Stoddard’s Jonathan Hale in the Civil War Presented by Alan Rumrill

March 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Yankee Spy! Stoddard’s Jonathan Hale in the Civil War
Cheshire County native Jonathan Davis Hale left New Hampshire to seek his fortune in the mid-1800s. He gained wealth in his adopted state of Tennessee, only to lose it all when the Civil War began because he supported the Union. His amazing life story is a tale of wealth, happiness, patriotism, danger, loss, and, finally, heartbreak and poverty.
This program is a joint program between the Historical Society of Cheshire County and the Friends of the Olivia Rodham Library.

Alan Rumrill is the executive director of the Historical Society of Cheshire County.  He has written hundreds of articles and 8 books on historical subjects and has made more than 1000 local history presentations.  He is a native of Stoddard where his family has lived since 1770.