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Talk on monuments and memorials

G. R. Morrison, writer and historian, will give a talk at the Town Hall entitled “Vanished Veterans: New Hampshire’s Civil War Monuments and Memorials” on Tuesday, at 7 p.m.

From Seabrook to Colebrook, Berlin to Hinsdale, New Hampshire’s towns, individuals and veterans’ organizations erected a fascinating assortment of memorials to those who fought in The War of the Rebellion, the Civil War. Beginning with obelisks of the 1860s and continuing to re-mastered works of the 21st century, Morrison will present a diverse selection of New Hampshire’s commemorations.

The presentation will include images of more than 100 images of obelisks, statues, murals, stained glass windows, and artillery pieces. Morrison also will share stories of those portrayed on monuments, including a major general who was considered a traitor second only to Benedict Arnold, and who later became the subject of the only equestrian Civil War statue in New Hampshire.

Morrison earned a Bachelor of Arts in history at UNH and served for 27 as a high school teacher. A long-time researcher of unpublished primary sources, he has contributed to the work of numerous aviation historians and artists in several countries. He is a life-long photographer, historian and motorcyclist andhas already traveled more than 18,000 miles in the course of researching monuments and memorials, an interest sparked by a puzzling 1918 monument inscription.

This talk is being presented by the Temple Historical Society and is free and open to the public.

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