Four well known area history professors will speak at a forum “Revisiting the Civil War: Annie Wittenmyer, Stonewall Jackson and Iowa Troops” on Saturday January 12, 2013, at Windridge, Western Home Communities, Cedar Falls. The event is co-sponsored by Western Home Communities and the Cedar Valley Civil War Roundtable and is free and open to the public.
The program begins at 9:30 AM with displays featuring uniforms and equipment of soldiers and members of the cavalry, flags, stamps, patriotic covers and supplies gathered and shipped to the soldiers.
Dr. Robert Martin, UNI History Department Chair, will be the first speaker at 10 AM. Martin will tell of Annie Wittenmyer of Keokuk and her work in organizing shipments of supplies to the soldiers and reorganizing of hospital kitchens.
Dr. Wallace Hettie, also of the UNI History Dept., will examine the heroic status of Gen. Stonewall Jackson at 11 AM. Lunch will be available to purchase at Windridge for a nominal cost.
The experiences of Iowa’s soldiers will be related by Ken Lyftogt, Lecturer in the UNI History Department at 1 PM.
Rounding out the program at 2 PM will be Dr. Terry Lindell, Wartburg History Department. Lindell will recount the encounters Iowa cavalry regiments had with the Indians in Dakota Territory.
No advance registration is necessary. Attendees can attend any or all of the sessions.
Windridge is located at 5311 Hyacinth Drive, Cedar Falls. For further information please call 319-984-9268.