Thursday, August 10, 2017, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Free and open to the public.
“Dear Friends at Home”: Becoming Acquainted with a Civil War Soldier through His Letters Home
Presenter: Tristan Harrenstein, M.A.
Florida Public Archaeology Network
Melvan Tibbetts was a Union solider occupying Pensacola for a portion of the Civil War. We are very lucky to have the 20 letters that he wrote home to his family in Maine. These letters supply a wealth of information about West Florida during the Civil War, but they also provide a strong sense of familiarity with Melvan himself. This presentation demonstrates how much of an author’s personality is contained in historical documents and how this results in a more personal understanding of the past of the reader.
Plan to join us for one or all five Thursdays in August. Contact Tondra Matthews for program details or suggestions on future topics.
Florida Trust House, 906 E Park Avenue, Tallahassee 32301. Register online, or call to reserve your seat at: (850) 224-8128.