Thursday, April 21, 2011

Coming Thursday May 5, 2011:

As we begin the sesquicentennial of the start of the Civil War, join Jeff Richman, Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery Historian, for a slide presentation on Green-Wood’s Civil War Project. Since 2002, volunteers have identified 4,500 Civil War veterans who are interred at Green-Wood, have written a biography for each, and have obtained 2,000 Veterans Administration gravestones for those in unmarked graves. Great events are planned at Green-Wood for Memorial Day Weekend; Jeff will present an insider’s view of those coming attractions. Jeff Richman is the author of Final Camping Ground: Civil War Veterans at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, In Their Own Words. Books will be available.