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The Rhode Island Home Front in the Civil War Era

  • The Rhode Island Home Front in the Civil War Era is a collaborative effort by Chief Justice (ret.) Frank J. Williams and Chairman of the Rhode Island Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission,
    along with co-authors, University of Rhode Island Professor Maury Klein; Roger Williams University Professor Jim Tackach; Naval War College Professor Mac Owens; with co-editors Frank J. Williams and Patrick T. Conley, Esq.
    It contains an introduction and four chapters that examine various aspects (political, economic, social relations, literary) of the Civil War's effect on Rhode Island - and the effect of Rhode Island's actions on the events of the Civil War.
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  • Available for purchase: $20.00 (includes postage and handling)

    When you send your check, please include a note with the name and address (shipping information) for where you would like the book to be sent.

    Checks can be made payable to the "Rhode Island Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Commission" and be sent to:
    RI Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Commission, Attn: Publication, 1111 Main Street, Hope Valley, RI 02832

Abraham Lincoln and the Fort Adams Trust present
A Tribute to the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln
Friday, April 17, 2015 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro Street, Newport, RI

To finish the Civil War Sesquicentennial, please join us for a musical-theatrical commemoration in which we honor the valor and devotion of all soldiers who fought in this epic struggle which launched our country into a new era. You will witness scenes from my presidency, including the fateful meeting with my cabinet in September, 1862, when I announced the Emancipation Proclamation, and also the reading of the Gettysburg Address.
You will hear a 46-piece orchestra play period and other music selections including Variations on a Shaker Theme by Aaron Copland, selections from the films Gettysburg and Lincoln by John Williams, and America the Beautiful.
Yours, sincerely,
A. Lincoln

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