“Lowell in the Civil War” on Saturday

This coming Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium’s Hall of Flags, I will give a talk on Lowell in the Civil War. The talk will focus on the lives of a number of individuals such as Timothy Crowley (shown above) who are representative of the experience of thousands of other Lowell residents who served in the military during the war. Some died during the war of disease (as Crowley did on October 5, 1862 in New Orleans) while others survived the war and returned to Lowell where their involvement in the city during the post war decades helped shepherd Lowell into the modern era.

Saturday’s talk is co-sponsored by the Lowell Historical Society and the Lowell Veterans Council. It’s free and open to the public and a light lunch will be served afterwards. Please join us.

2 Responses to “Lowell in the Civil War” on Saturday

  1. Dan Brosnan says:

    If anyone from Lowell with an interest in the Civil War visits Baltimore, you should stop into the Baltimore Civil War Museum. There is quite a bit on Luther Ladd from Lowell who was killed in Baltimore and is considered by many to be the first casualty of the war. Liz and I were there this weekend and found it quite interesting.