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This week at CCHS

The 16th Annual

Civil War Lecture Series

Our Annual Civil War Lecture Series is ONLINE this year! A new lecture will be posted on our Facebook page at 7:30pm on Thursday April 8, April 15, and April 22. Click here to watch.
Our first lecture of the series will be released on Facebook on April 8 7:30pm:
“To Follow with Eye and Pencil”: Experiencing the Civil War at Home
Dr. Jillian Caddell, University of Kent, United Kingdom
What was it like to experience the Civil War from places like Chemung County, far from the frontlines of battle? This presentation looks at the use of popular Telegram Marking Maps, which allowed owners to create their own interactive maps of war at home, to describe how the era created a newly invigorated democratic engagement between the individual and the nation.
Don’t have Facebook? Visit our YouTube channel to watch this and all our lecture series!
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Produced by the Friends of the Elmira Civil War Prison Camp, the book includes these chapters:
Rising Hostilities, Stirring Times, Three Hundred Thousand More, Coming From the Draft, The Homefront, Depot of Prisoners – Confederate Prison Camp, Post-War & Remembrance, Civil War Organizations Raised Within Chemung county and a Map of 1860 Elmira