The North Brookfield Historical Society is pleased to present
Letters Home: The Civil War letters of George W. Harwood Part I.
7:00 pm Wednesday, September 16th at 7pm at the Haston Library.
The two-part program features excerpts from a collection of 184 letters written by Civil War soldier George W. Harwood to his family in North Brookfield, MA. Harwood served in the MA 36th Regiment of Volunteers in the Ninth Army under General Burnside. His service took him from Maryland to Kentucky to Mississippi to Tennessee and back to Virginia. He shares his experiences as a private when he enlisted, promotion to Sergeant and later Lieutenant. Jan and Dave Drake have travelled to the places where the letters were written to provide visual context for the letters and an understanding of how the MA 36th Regiment’s assignments related to the overall Civil War strategy and the experiences of the men who served and their families. Jan Drake is related to George W. Harwood through his grandmother Dolly Powers Harwood Winslow and her father John Winslow Lebourveau who was born in North Brookfield in the Winslow home on School Street.
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