Newburyport and the Civil War with Bill Hallett

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Monday, Oct 30, 2017, 7:30 pm

Edgewood Auditorium
575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA

William Hallett discusses his book, Newburyport and the Civil War, on this New England port city and many of the stories connected to the Civil War. Learn about the first troops to leave, a local politician (and friend of Jefferson Davis) who almost ran against Lincoln for president, our own Confederate general, visit from Frederick Douglas, the stories of ships sunk by Confederate raiders, and more.

William Hallett is a former radio announcer with a passion for American history. His interest in the Civil War led to his book, Newburyport and the Civil War (History Press 2012). He’s a past president of the Civil War Roundtable of New Hampshire, board member of the Civil War Roundtable of the Merrimack, and reenactor/living historian. Bill and his wife Liz hosted “Footsteps of Heroes: Civil War Walking Tour of Newburyport” from 2010-2015. For 12 years he was a volunteer at Strawberry Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH. He is currently a member of the American Living History Education Society in Gettysburg.

Bill has spoken to various groups including The Museum of Old Newbury, Custom House Maritime Museum, Georgetown Historical Society, Sons and Daughters of the First Settlers of Newbury, and the Ipswich Museum. Copies of Bill’s book will be available for sale following the presentation.