Civil War officers are topic of talk at North Collins Historical Society
Monday September 16, 2013 | By:Submitted to Journal |
COLLINS — The North Collins Historical Society will host a presentation titled, “From Lieutenants to Generals: The Lives of Commissioned Officers in the United States Infantry during the Civil War,” on Sunday, Sept. 22 . This presentation is part of an ongoing series of talks, in conjunction with the North Collins Historical Museum’s current exhibit, “Southern Erie County in the Civil War and War of 1812.”
The presentation will cover the roles, responsibilities and everyday life of commissioned officers in the Union Army. The session will include original and reproductions of items that belonged to officers, including six from Erie County.
The 90-minute talk will be given by Kevin O’Beirne, an environmental engineer from Hamburg, who has published more than 20 magazine and newspaper articles on the Civil War. He coauthored “The Columbia Rifles Research Compendium.” The presentation will be at the North Collins Historical Museum, 2021 Center Street, in the Village of North Collins, starting at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free.