York Sunbury Historical Society Program: New Brunswickers in the American Civil War

Sarah Edmonds

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 7:30 at Old Government House
Speaker: Greg Marquis

Title: “New Brunswickers in the American Civil War

This talk will discuss what motivated men from New Brunswick to fight in the Civil War, mainly for the North, and how this involvement was viewed ‘back home.’ Examples will include individuals from central New Brunswick, including Sarah Emma Edmonds, who served in a Union volunteer regiment disguised as a man. The talk will conclude by discussing the larger significance of New Brunswickers’ military involvement in this conflict.

Members of the public are welcome.

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The Fredericton Region Museum (formerly the York Sunbury Museum) was founded in 1934 by the York Sunbury Historical Society. The Society was formed in 1932 and now has members from all over North America, however, most are from Central New Brunswick. In 1969 the Museum found permanent headquarters in the Officer's Quarters (571 Queen Street) in the heart of downtown Fredericton. The Society and Museum remain a nonprofit enterprise with a small paid staff and numerous volunteers. They work tirelessly to create informative exhibits, organize programs and events as well as publish a local history periodical The Officers' Quarters. The Fredericton Region Museum is the home of the famous Coleman Frog. He is the 42lb wonder that lived in the Killarney Lake just north of Fredericton about 100 years ago. The Fredericton Region Museum is a gateway into the exciting history and diverse heritage of central New Brunswick. Because central New Brunswick is where the provincial capital is located, and because it served as a meeting place for Aboriginals, Loyalists, Acadian, and other European settlers, the Fredericton Region Museum is an excellent place to start. With over 4000 square feet of exhibit space and a collection of over 30,000 artefacts the museum is a fun and exciting way to look into our past.
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