For those in the Painesville, Ohio, area tomorrow, and who are willing to brave the several inches of lake effect snow that the forecasts are calling for, I will be speaking to the Lake County Bar Association's Literary Committee at the Lake County Court House in downtown Painseville at 4:45 pm. The topic of the program will be Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. The program is open to the public, and we will be meeting in Judge Culotta's courtroom on the first floor of the building.
If you can make it for the program, I look forward to seeing you tomorrow afternoon in Painesville.
Our Country's Fiery Ordeal
A blog about the American Civil War, written and maintained by historian Daniel J. Vermilya, author of The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (History Press, 2014) and James Garfield and the Civil War (History Press, 2015)
Dedicated to my great-great-great grandfather, Private Ellwood Rodebaugh, Company D, 106th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, killed at the Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862.
"And may an Overuling Providence continue to cause good to come out of evil, justice to be done to all men where injustice has long prevailed, and finally, peace, quiet, and harmony to come out of this terrible confrontation and our country's fiery ordeal." -- Albert Champlin, 105th Ohio, Diary entry of June 19, 1864 (Western Reserve Historical Society)