Sunday, February 28, 2016

673. Morgan's Raid Program In New Albany

[I wish New Albany was a little closer to Indianapolis! Any of you out there in the southern parts of Hoosierland may want to drop in on this one, especially any Civil War buffs.]

 “Morgan’s Great Raid Through Indiana”
Thursday, March 3   7:00 PM
New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
180 W. Spring St., New Albany
             Author and historian Michael A. Peake will present “Morgan’s Great Raid Through Indiana” at the March 3 program of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society (SIGS). He will examine General John Hunt Morgan’s forced crossing of the Ohio River at Brandenburg, Kentucky on June 8, 1863, the battle of Corydon the next day, and the long-term impact of the raid on the citizens of Southern Indiana.
            A Corydon resident, Peake is engaged in numerous projects related to Indiana history. He received the 2015 Indiana Historical Society award for his contributions to the field of historical scholarship. He has published several articles and released two books on the 1st German, 32nd Regiment Indiana Infantry. 
            Program time is 7 PM in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, Indiana. For more information, please visit or call Melissa Wiseheart in the library’s Indiana Room at 812-949-3527. 
                        SIGS hosts a program the first Thursday of each month at the New Albany Library. Programs always feature a genealogical or historical topic. Anyone who wants to learn about family history and improve genealogy research skills is welcome to attend.   
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From Susan Covey                                                                                            
Publicity Chair
Southern Indiana Genealogical Society

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