The city of Lowell and its residents played a prominent role in the American Civil War. On Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hall of Flags of Lowell Memorial Auditorium, local historian Richard Howe will share the stories of a dozen Lowell residents who fought in the war. Some died in battle, others died of disease and wounds. Many survived the war and went on to make great contributions to the city in the decades following the war; others experienced physical, emotional and financial hardships and required public assistance to survive.
This talk, which is jointly sponsored by the Lowell Historical Society and the Lowell Veterans Council, is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served.