Actress JoAnn Peterson will give a historical impersonation of Mary Lincoln, the wife of Abraham Lincoln. Mrs. Lincoln is given voice and speaks of her experiences.
Author Kevin Rawlings will continue part II of his discussion of Christmas traditions of the American Civil War. Kevin’s book “We Were Marching on Christmas Day” outlines many instances of holiday traditions during the conflict.
Author Kevin Rawlings presents the Christmas traditions of the American Civil War. Kevin discusses the drawings of Thomas Nast during the Civil War and how those drawings spoke of the hardships of the soldiers as they were away from their loved ones during the conflict.
Nathan Richardson gives a historical impersonation of Frederick Douglass. Douglass, the foremost African American leader during the war years, became a recruiter for the United States Colored Troops. His two sons fought in the American Civil War.
Author Tim Snyder explains the significance of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal during the American Civil War. The canal, located along the southern border of Maryland, basically was on the line dividing the north and the south. The Confederate army continually attempted to disrupt the canal operations at the same time the Union attempted to keep it operational.