Civil War Politics: Rockland County Homefront Disputes

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Brian JenningsA evening lecture by Brian Jennings, History Librarian of the New City Library, will be hosted by The Historical Society of Rockland County on Thursday, June 12, 2014. “Civil War, Politics, and Peace: Disputes on Rockland’s Homefront” will include a discussion of the 1860 presidential election, as well as Rockland County’s response to the firing on Fort Sumter.

Jennings will discuss the early companies formed in Rockland County, as well as the response of citizens to support their soldiers and the controversial peace conventions in Rockland. His analysis will be drawn largely from the coverage of events in local newspapers and from enlistment records and census documents.

The lecture will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 7:15 pm at The Historical Society of Rockland County, 20 Zukor Road, New City, NY.

Admission is free, but space is limited and reservations are required. Reserve your free tickets online. You can also reserve by sending an email to or calling (845) 634-9629.

As a courtesy to the speaker, please arrive early to avoid interruptions. The lecture will begin promptly at 7:15. Latecomers with reservations may forfeit their seats. Walk-ins will be admitted only if space permits.


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