Olustee: America's Unfinished Civil War Battle, with Greg Ahlgren

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Greg Ahlgren visits Gibson's Bookstore to present the Civil War research he carefully gathered as he researched his newest novel, Olustee: America's Unfinished Civil War Battle, sharing the story of  African-American Union soldiers, wounded and defeated following the Battle of Olustee in February 1864, and executed and murdered by Georgia infantry, considered chattel in servile insurrection, pursuant to the dictates of Jefferson Davis and approved by the Confederate Congress. In 2013 the State of Florida held legislative hearings and refused to allow the construction of a Union monument to these soldiers.

The battle included the NH 7th Volunteer Regiment and that unit, together with its commander, Colonel Joseph Abbott, the former Concord, New Hampshire lawyer and newspaper editor, feature prominently in the novel.

About the author: Author Greg Ahlgren is not only a history and Civil War buff, but also a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, a national organization of approximately 6,000 members.

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Olustee: America's Unfinished Civil War Battle Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781945401053
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Canterbury House Publishing, Ltd - April 2018

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