Friday, August 22, 2014

Southern Indiana Genealogical Society To Discuss Civil War Diary

The Southern Indiana Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, September 4 at 7 pm in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library (180 W. Spring St., New Albany, IN). Historian and author Gregg Seidl (pictured) will give a presentation, "The March from the Sea: The Civil War Diary of Robert Armstrong."

Robert Armstrong was from Fredericksburg, Washington County, Indiana and served as a sergeant in the 66th Regiment, Indiana Infantry in the Civil War. He kept a diary during General William Tecumseh Sherman’s Carolina Campaign. Armstrong's diary gives an excellent account of the daily life of a Hoosier soldier in the United States Army during the Civil War.

This program is free and open to the public.

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