Public Library presents ‘Cincinnati in the Civil War Part II’ | Events
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - To commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County plans to host every year through 2015 a fall speaker series highlighting the history of Cincinnati and the Tristate area during the Civil War. All presentations begin at 2 p.m. and will be held in the Genealogy & Local History Study Area:
- Saturday, Sept. 22: “The John Hunt Morgan Trail” – David Mowery, Cincinnati Civil War Round Table, will talk about Morgan’s Raid and Mowery’s own effort to comprehensively mark the raid’s trail through Hamilton County. The raid may have been closer to your current residence than you think.
- Saturday, Sept. 29: “Railroads in Civil War Cincinnati” – Larry Southwick, Cincinnati Civil War Round Table, will discuss a vital infrastructure element of the Civil War: the railroad system. Specifically, he will address the strategic importance of the Cincinnati railroad hub and provide insights into how it operated. Railroad enthusiasts will not want to miss this talk.
- Saturday, Oct. 6: “William Haines Lytle” – Mike Rhein, Cincinnati Civil War Round Table, will talk about this famous Cincinnati Civil War General as part of the Genealogy & Local History Department’s “Experts Day.” Find out why so many local landmarks have the name “Lytle” including downtown’s Lytle Park, the area where the family originally resided.
- Saturday, Oct. 20: “The Black Brigade of Cincinnati” – Albert Hallenberg, Reference Librarian & Cincinnati Civil War Round Table, will talk about this courageous African American labor brigade, who endured racial prejudice and other hardships in helping construct the massive defense works in Northern Kentucky that thwarted a Confederate invasion of Cincinnati in 1862. Come hear how many members of this brigade later served valiantly in United States Colored Troop regiments.
For more information, call 513-369-6900. Visit the Library at www.cincinnatilibrary.org.