The Last Civil War Veterans with Frank L. Grzyb

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Frank L. Grzyb, author of a new book, The Last Civil War Veterans: the Lives of the Final Survivors, State by State, will speak about his research into the lives of these veterans.  He is the author of six previous books and has contributed numerous articles to newspapers and magazines about America's Civil War. He is a member of the Rhode Island Civil War Round Table and lives in Rhode Island.

"It really matters very little who died last," wrote Civil War historian William Marvel, "but for some reason we seem fascinated with knowing." Drawing on a wide range of sources including correspondence with descendants, this book covers the last living Civil War veteran in each state, providing details of their wartime service as soldiers and sailors and their postwar lives as family men, entrepreneurs, politicians, frontier pioneers and honored veterans.

The Last Civil War Veterans will be available for purchase and signing at the program.  This program is free and open to the public but seating is limited.  Please stop by or call the Library at 683-9457 to reserve your seat.