The Miami Valley Veterans Museum Welcomes Civil War Historian Dec. 7

Provided by the Miami Valley Veterans Museum
TROY - The Miami Valley Veterans Museum welcomes Civil War historian Rex Maggert on Wednesday, December 7 (Pearl Harbor Day) from 9-11 a.m. Join fellow veterans with Tim Hortons Coffee & Donuts as Rex takes us back over 180 years to the battle fields of the “War Between the States” in "The Daily Life of a Civil War Soldier". Rex will focus on the everyday events of what life was like for a private in the civil war.

   He brings his audience firsthand accounts using two diaries, one from Charles Smith in the 32nd Ohio from Delware county and Charles Grosvenor in the 147th from Troy, Ohio. Original letters from Patrick Atkinson to his wife in the 22nd Michigan show how life was for the family back home. There were days men spent time in southern and northern prison camps. Charles also made sketches, and Rex has many to present on the MVVM wide screen.

   Maggert first became interested in the Civil War when he discovered a relative in his family tree who was a Civil War veteran. He began doing research and that led to participating in re-enactments, Civil War talks, and more. Including stories of 10 year olds who would accompany their fathers on campaigns.

   The museum is located at 2245 S. Co. Rd. 25A. Find them on Facebook HERE.