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Lincoln Program: Hidden History of Rhode Island in the Civil War
Sunday, January 19, 2014
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Cost: Free and open to the public
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Meeting Room (3rd Floor)
The smallest state to defend the Union and one far from the battlefront, Rhode Island's stories of the Civil War are often overlooked. From Brown University's John M. Hay, later to become Lincoln's assistant secretary, to the city of Newport's role as the temporary headquarters for the U.S. Naval Academy, the Civil War history of the Ocean State is a fascinating if little-known tale. Join author Frank L. Grzyb as he investigates Rhode Island's rich Civil War history and unearths century-old stories that have since faded into obscurity.
Frank Grzyb is a decorated combat veteran and author of several military history books. His work has been featured in America's Civil War, Civil War Monitor, and The Civil War Times. He is a member of the Rhode Island Civil War Round Table, Disabled American Veterans, Vietnam Veterans of America, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Book Sale and Signing to Follow
Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. Bring ticket to the library for validation.