On Saturday, June 16 at 1:00p.m. the Pember Library & Museum will present The Winds of Change: The Evolution of Warfare as Experienced by the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry
Was the American Civil War the last Napoleonic War or a modern war?
What transformations took place between 1862-1865 that changed warfare as experienced by the Washington County Boys during their service in the federal army?
A detailed analysis will explore those changes that were wrought by the American Civil War as viewed through the eyes of our citizen soldiers.
This informative presentation is a new perspective not previously presented by the speaker. The presenter is Michael Russert, a Civil War historian, a member of the Company of Military Historians, has a Master’s Degree plus thirty hours in Nineteenth Century American Studies. He has published over two hundred book reviews and is presently completing a book examining the role played by the 123rd New York in the Gettysburg Campaign. A teacher for thirty-five years, he served as the Coordinator of The New York State Veteran Oral History Program.
The presentation is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.