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The Importance of the 1860 Election of Abraham Lincoln

THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC (G.A.R.) CIVIL WAR MUSEUM & LIBRARY
Presents a New Program via ZOOM 
SECOND Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

“The Importance of the 1860 Election of Abraham Lincoln”
by historian and Lincoln scholar and former president of the G.A.R. Museum Hugh Boyle.
Every four years when we elect a President, a cry goes out that this election is the most important in American history.  The election of 1860 was the most important. With a war looming, and four failed years of James Buchanan, and states leaving the union. There is hardly an argument about the importance of this election. Abraham Lincoln a backwoods lawyer from the west, surprised the country with his nomination. We will look at how he got that nomination and how he won the election. Lincoln only received 40% of the total votes. So, he was not popular, but he would bring this country again and end slavery. He is noted as our best and greatest president. Find out what he brought to the presidency to accomplish that.

Hugh Boyle is the president of the Delaware Valley Civil War round table, past President and Executives Director of the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library, former member of the Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League in Philadelphia, member of the faculty of the Civil War History Institute of Manor College where he teaches courses on Lincoln and other history subjects.  He has given lectures on the life and death of Abraham Lincoln as well as other Civil War topics.
Please send a request to reserve a virtual seat for this outstanding presentation by replying to this e-mail at
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 & Library.
A FREE virtual program online 
GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC MUSEUM & LIBRARY
Historic Ruan House • 4278 Griscom Street• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124 •
(215) 289-6484 • www.garmuslib.org
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G.A.R. ‘Women’s History Month’ in March

THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC (G.A.R.) CIVIL WAR MUSEUM & LIBRARY
Presents a New Program via ZOOM 
Sunday, March, 7, 2021 at 1:00 p.m..
The G.A.R. Museum & Library celebrates ‘Women’s History Month’ in March with a special presentation by a special guest speaker.
Women’s Lifestyles of the 1860’s – This program describes how women lived during the Civil War era and covers everything from society matrons to female spies.  Topics include fashion, health problems, career choices, and the “typical” lifestyle. 
by distinguished historian, author and awardee
Jane Peters Estes
Jane is a beloved figure in historical circles and has researched and written about many topics in her areas of interest, including: Christmas Past (Holiday Customs of the Victorian Era); Civil War Nurses; Fashions of the 1860’s; Grave Matters (Victorian Mourning Customs); Wedding Customs and Traditions; Vivandieres; Pets of the Past; The Battle of Gettysburg: Where Were the Women?; Lest We Forget:  The Origin & Traditions of Memorial Day; and many others.
For her outstanding efforts, she has been given awards by a number of institutions and organizations, including the Samuel P. Town, ‘Grand Army Award’ by the GAR Museum & Library, the Union League, American Legion Post 405; etc.
Please send a request to reserve a virtual seat for this outstanding presentation by replying to this e-mail at
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 & Library
A FREE virtual program online 
GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC MUSEUM & LIBRARY
Historic Ruan House • 4278 Griscom Street• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124 •
(215) 289-6484 • www.garmuslib.org
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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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“DAMN THE TORPEDOES! FULL SPEED AHEAD !”

THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
CIVIL WAR MUSEUM
Presents a New Program via ZOOM
 
“DAMN THE TORPEDOES! FULL SPEED AHEAD !”
Admiral David Farragut and the Battle of Mobile Bay
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 at 1:00 pm
Presented by:  Paul Prentiss, Historian and Navy Veteran
On August 5, 1864, at the Battle of Mobile Bay during the Civil War, Admiral David Farragut led his flotilla through the Confederate defenses at Mobile, Alabama, to seal one of the last major Southern ports. The fall of Mobile Bay was a major blow to the Confederacy, and the victory was the first in a series of Yankee successes that helped secure the re-election of President Abraham Lincoln later that year.
Paul Prentiss is a retired Navy Captain and Chief Scientist for a national science and technology company.  He is a graduate of the Naval War College in Newport, RI.
 
Please send a request to reserve a virtual seat for this outstanding presentation by replying to this e-mail at
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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PLEASE SUPPORT THE G.A.R. MUSEUM

Please consider attending the annual luncheon benefiting the museum on Saturday,
March 21, 2020.
The Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library is the only museum in this area that is solely dedicated to preserving the history and telling the story of the Civil War.
The collection is recognized for its historical significance and features numerous relics of singular historical importance including:  General Meade’s warhorse Old Baldy, handcuffs found in John Wilkes Booth’s trunk after the assassination, the strip of the pillowcase and Lincoln’s blood, Dr. Mary Walker’s medical case, the bullet that killed Col. Edward Baker at Ball’s Bluff, and the uniform of Col. DeWitt Clinton Baxter of the 72nd PA Infantry.
As members of the historical community, it is vitally important that we show our support for the museum, or this wonderful museum will disappear.
Please consider attending the annual luncheon benefiting the museum on March 21, 2020.  This is so much more than a luncheon. 
·      You will have a wonderful opportunity to meet and greet both old and new friends who share your interest in history;
·      We have a great keynote speaker, historian and author of many Civil War books, Bradley Gottfried;
·      you can explore the books and merchandise from Jim Schmick’s Civil War and More;
·      you will be eligible to win one of many great especially selected raffle prizes;
·      and you will have an opportunity to purchase authentic Civil War relics.
All this while also helping us to secure the future of the museum.
Please check out the luncheon notice and make your reservation.  Without your support, this wonderful and historic museum may well become a thing of the past; only a memory.
THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
CIVIL WAR MUSEUM AND LIBRARY
Invites All Museum Supporters and
Civil War Enthusiasts to the
ANNUAL PRESERVATION LUNCHEON
TO SUPPORT THE ONLY DEDICATED
CIVIL WAR MUSEUM IN PHILADELPHIA
Saturday, March 21, 2020
12:00 noon – 3:30 PM
Cannstatter Volkfest Verein
9130 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA 19114
(Intersection of Academy Rd. and Frankford Ave., at I-95 Academy Road exit)
Keynote speaker  BRADLEY M. GOTTFRIED
Nationally recognized historian and author
Presentation of the GRAND ARMY AWARD
** Three course Chefs Luncheon  **
History books, videos, music featuring Jim Schmick  “Civil War & More.”
Free door prizes – Print raffles
DONATION:  $40.00 PP AND $75.00 PER COUPLE
*Reservations requested by March 13, 2020
 
Please make checks payable to GAR MUSEUM, and mail with reservation form below to: GAR MUSEUM, Attn: Herb Kaufman, 4278 Griscom Street, Phila., PA 19124.      To Reserve by EMAIL:   shkaufman1865@gmail.com
Name(s) __________________________________________________________ Amount Enclosed $___________________
Address _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Entrée Choices (please indicate number):
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