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General Grant and Civil War Rail Roads

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The successful military commander wins because he is able to adapt to changing situations, and so it was during the civil war and the developments in rail road technology and utility. General Grant enjoys a reputation as a fine horseman, but it’s not just flesh and blood horses, but the Iron Horse as well that Grant appreciates.

In this meeting with the Lincoln’s General In Chief, he will give some background on the development of rail roads in America during his own formative years, and will describe how the nation and its rail roads grew up together, in those tumultuous years of the American Civil War. General Grant will relate his own experiences with trains and railroading from his youth through becoming the victor of the civil war through stories and artifacts from the period.

If you are a fan of US history, no matter a student of the civil war, or America’s rail roads, or life in the 1800’s, this encounter will engage and cross over to many areas of interest.

Civil War Fashion and Firing of the cannon are also planned!  Please join us.


June 20
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Knoxville Public Library
112 E Main St
Knoxville, PA 16928 United States
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(814) 326-4448
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