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2nd Saturday Civil War Series: Copperheads, Gunners, and Spies: Ohio Democrats in Mr. Lincoln’s War
February 12, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
In Person in the Music Hall at ACFL&MH
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Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9370579279 Meeting ID: 937 057 9279
Journey down the dark backroads of the Civil War with historical novelist Ruth Webster. Enter the political world of the 1864 presidential election. Meet the Copperheads, the Knights of the Golden Circle, Clement Vallandigham, and the War and Peace Democrats—groups which are often merely glanced over in the
average study of the war. The reality of Southern sentiment alive in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, the tri-state area called home by the author, is startling and endlessly fascinating. It was a rich repository of plot lines for fiction, giving new meaning to the phrase “truth is stranger than fiction.”
Follow three Ohio brothers, ancestral cousins of the author, as they navigate their call to duty and their legacy. All three were Ohio Democrats who chose to fight in their Republican President’s war.
Ruth Webster was born and raised in Covington, Kentucky, a town on the Ohio. The ever flowing river sparked her lifelong interest in the history and development of early America. She is a retired National Board-Certified Teacher, specializing in social studies and language arts.
Ruth is proud to honor ancestors who served on both sides of the Civil War. She is a member of the Daughters of Union Veterans, as well as the Morgan’s Men Association, which recognizes those who served in Confederate General John Hunt Morgan’s command.
Ruth has been published in various print media over many decades, and currently has four Civil War novels in print. She has been a newspaper columnist, freelanced for regional and national publications, and won various literary awards. The most recent was the 2021 award for Best Historical Fiction for “The Ramsey Legacy,” presented by The Author Zone for Indie and Small Press Publishing.
Ruth is delighted to be speaking for a second time at the Carnegie Carnegie. A docent and transcriber at the Capt. Thomas Espy Post, Ruth considers it a sacred place and her second home.
2nd Saturday Lectures made possible by the Massey Charitable Trust