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DEC 18

Civil War Lecture Series at the Farnsworth House with Tim Smith

Join us for a night of food, drinks, and a lot of history. Enjoy your dinner in Sweney's Tavern while Tim Smith gives a history lecture. For several years now, Tim has taught us about various topics at our Round Tables, and it has become a must-see event. Suggested $10.00 admission to attend plus the cost of your food. We hope to see you there.

Love and War - Civilian Casualties of Gettysburg: For dramatic purposes, it has often been stated that there were 51,000 casualties at Gettysburg, but only one civilian fatality, sweet innocent Jennie Wade. The terminology is confusing, as the word fatality refer to those who were killed or mortally wounded and the word casualty refers to those killed, wounded, captured or missing. In point of fact there were less than 10,000 fatalities as a result of the battle, and some 30 civilian casualties. Each one of these thirty civilians has a story to be recounted. Additionally, in the aftermath of the battle there were men and women, who were struck by “cupid's arrow.” Join Timothy H. Smith, Licensed Battlefield Guide and Historian, as he discusses what is known of the civilians casualties, and the love affairs that blossomed as direct result of the great encounter.

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