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The Civil War Diary of Rev. James Sheeran, C.Ss.R.,

Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum

Zoom Program

Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

The Civil War Diary of Rev. James Sheeran, C.Ss.R., 

Chaplain, Confederate, Redemptorist

Patrick J. Hayes, Ph.D. Historian, author, researcher

This exciting Civil War diary of a Redemptorist priest, Rev. James Sheeran, C.Ss.R., who was chaplain to the 14th Louisiana Regiment of the Confederacy, is a national treasure. Irish-born Sheeran (1817-1881) was one of only a few dozen Catholic chaplains commissioned for the Confederacy and one of only two who kept a journal. Highlighting his exploits from August 1, 1862 through April 24, 1865, the journal tells of all the major events of his life in abundant detail: on the battlefield, in the hospitals, and among Catholics and Protestants whom he encountered in local towns, on the trains, and in the course of his ministrations. The tone is forthright, even haughty, but captures in sure and steady fashion, both the personality of the man and the events to which he was a witness, especially the major battles. The diary is arguably the most unique narrative of the war written by a chaplain of any denomination and certainly is the most extensive.

As a lover of history, you know how critical it is to keep history alive, especially today!  We very much appreciate your continued support for the GAR Civil War Museum.

4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124
(215) 289-6484 • www.garmuslib.org

Please send a request to reserve a virtual seat for this outstanding presentation by replying to this e-mail at

garmuslib1866@gmail.com

You will be sent a link with a password that will enable you to access the program within 24 hours of the start of the presentation.

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HISTORY’S MYSTERIES OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND COLONIAL ERA

THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC

CIVIL WAR MUSEUM

Presents a New Program via ZOOM

 

Sunday, November 1 at 1:00 p.m.

HISTORY’S MYSTERIES: OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND COLONIAL ERA – What they didn’t teach you in high school

by Historian & Educator – our own – Herb Kaufman

Many people love to read historical fiction, but this is historical reality.  Legends and lore have become a significant part of American history of the Revolutionary War and the colonial era.

 Among others, historical reality seeks to answer: “Who is Molly Pitcher and did she really fire a cannon at Monmouth” … “Did George Washington honestly have wooden teeth?” … “Where did Paul Revere actually ride?” …  “What really happened on the Fourth of July?” … “What is the true story of the Liberty Bell?”

The history of the American Revolution and the colonial era are full of lore, myths, half-truths and just plain inaccuracies that have become a part of American history.

Every day stories are repeated in schools, museums, and television programs because they are catchy, humorous or entertaining; but we are going to separate fact from fiction.

This program focuses on these mysterious, misrepresented and often imagined incidents and events.  You will learn the truth about the Revolutionary War and colonial myths, stories and events that they never taught you in high school.

Please send a request to reserve a virtual seat for this outstanding presentation by replying to this e-mail at

garmuslib1866@gmail.com

You will be sent a link with a password that will enable you to access the program within 24 hours of the start of the presentation.

As a lover of history, you know how critical it is to keep history alive, especially today!  We very much appreciate your continued support for the GAR Civil War Museum.

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Greenwood Cemetery Tour

The Philly Captain is not always historically accurate but he is always interesting.  Here he starts out at the Knights of Pythias/Greenwood Cemetery on Adams Avenue.

Come Sail with The Captain as he shows you some graves from 3 different cemeteries in Philadelphia. See the grave of the parents of W.C. Fields and hear about the worst mother of all time. See a Blue Note, an American Hero and two baseball players.

 

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The Story of Wistar Park

The Historical Society of Frankford live streamed Fred Prescott’s presentation of the Story of Wistar Park last night in place of their regular monthly in person meeting.

Fred is our former neighbor from Griscom Street and his roots go way back in Frankford history.  He packed a lot of history into this video.  Take a look.

 

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The Historical Society of Frankford Livestream October 13th

Join us for the Historical Society of Frankford’s next live streaming event on Tuesday evening , October 13th, at 7:30 PM, when board member Fred Prescott will discuss the history of Wistar Park, the first official ballfield in this part of town.

Fred’s lecture will be drawn from our archival resources but will also be flavored by his own personal recollections of growing up in Frankford. The growth and development of amateur and semi-professional sports locally will be shown in the context of the rise of professional sports leagues throughout the United States in the years following the Civil War. And learn the story of the found, lost park.