Monday, March 12, 2012

Civil War Speaker Sure to Fascinate!

Be sure to keep next Monday evening free, as the Chippewa Falls Public library will be hosting a presentation by author and Civil War historian Michael Eckers.

Mr. Eckers will be speaking on the incredible contributions Wisconsin soldiers made in the Civil War, focusing on the Second Wisconsin and their part in the Iron Brigade. Mr. Eckers is a descendent of Henry McCollum, a native of Dekorra who enlisted to fight for the Union at the age of 16. Mr. Eckers has written a novel based on his ancestor's experiences in a book entitled Wisconsin Iron.

The book is one of four works Mr. Eckers has published to date.

The program will be upstairs in the mezzanine and will begin at 6pm on Monday, March 19th. Mr. Eckers will be in authentic uniform and will have accoutrements typical of Civil War soldiers with him.

It should be a fascinating evening. All ages are welcome.

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