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Belfast During the Civil War

Courtesy of the Belfast Free Library | BDN
Courtesy of the Belfast Free Library | BDN
Belfast Historical Society president Megan Pinette will give a presentation, “Belfast During the Civil War,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library. Since 2011 marks the start of the four-year sesquicentennial anniversary and remembrance of the Civil War, the focus of this program will be soldier’s letters sent to relatives back home and life in Belfast during and after the close of the war. The Thomas H. Marshall Post No. 42 (photo) raised funds to build a lasting memorial to their fallen Civil War comrades. On Oct. 9, 1890, the Memorial Building, now Belfast City Hall, was dedicated. The veterans posed proudly in front of their building.

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