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July 15, 2013

Author brings Civil War research to Old Governor’s Mansion

MILLEDGEVILLE — The Old Governor’s Mansion will host a lecture and book signing by a Civil War researcher Friday at 6 p.m.

Mark Dunkelman grew up in Buffalo, NY, hearing stories of his great-grandfather who fought in the Civil War.

That piqued his interest in studying his ancestor’s regiment, the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry.

In 2007, he spent several weeks following the route the 154th took under Gen. William T. Sherman through the Carolina’s and Georgia.

During that trip, he gathered information from Southerners who had tails of the history and artifacts from that era.

Their stories of the Yankee invasion are combined with those of the Union soldiers they encountered in Dunkelman's book "Marching with Sherman" which was published last year by Louisiana State University Press.

“This book and the topic it focuses on is particularly of interest to the Old Governor’s Mansion as it highlights this critical period in our history,” said Matt Davis, director of the Old Governor’s Mansion. “ We are excited to hear from Mark and learn more about that history.”

"Marching with Sherman" will be available for sale and signing at the lecture. A reception will follow.

For more information, call the Old Governor’s Mansion at 478-445-4545.

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