"Tale of Two Soldiers" Civil War presentation at Tonganoxie Community Historic Site

A presentation looking at the Civil War from a soldier’s viewpoint entitled “A Tale of Two Soldiers” will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Tonganoxie Community Historical Society, 201 W. Washington St. in Tonganoxie. Col. James L. “Spike” Speicher, retired U.S. Army personnel, will present a comparison of two soldiers, one Union and one Confederate. Based on 13 letters written by the Union soldier to his wife and three letters written by the Confederate soldier to his father, we will see contrasting yet similar views on food, health, guard duty and camp life. The original letters will be on display sot that people attending the presentation may view them. The public is invited and admission is free for this Tonganoxie Community Historical Society event.


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