‘Vanished Veterans’: Civil War memorial talk Tuesday

A program entitled “Vanished Veterans: NH’s Civil War Monuments” will be presented at the Peterborough Town Library on June 3, at 7 p.m.

From Seabrook to Colebrook, Berlin to Hinsdale, New Hampshire’s towns, individuals and veterans organizations erected a fascinating assortment of Civil War memorials. Along main streets and dirt roads, in city parks and on town greens, at libraries and town halls, and in cemeteries prominent and obscure, independent scholar George Morrison has located, inventoried and photographed these monuments.

New Hampshire towns had not erected monuments to prior wars, but the emotional toll, unprecedented in American history, drove the decision to honor local soldiers and sailors who served in the War of the Rebellion.

Morrison will discuss the remarkable legacy of our state’s Civil War monuments and memorials.

This presentation is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by a grant from the NH Humanities Council.

For more information, call the library at 924-8040.

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