The Society’s Annual Geneal Meeting is fast approaching and we’d like to urge members to attend, if possible. The meeting will take place on Saturday, 26 May at the Garcelon Civic Center, 22 Budd Ave. in St. Stephen.
A soup-and-sandwich lunch will be available (at a very reasonable cost) at noon. The AGM will follow at 1:00 p.m.
The programme after the AGM will feature Larry Burden presenting: “Across the River: The Search for Maritimers in the Civil War”.
Thousands of men and women who were born in the British North American Colonies of New Brunswick, Nova, Scotia, and PEI served in the American Civil War and are now buried around the world. Larry Burden, Vice President of the Maritimes’ only Civil War living history group, “Company I” of the 20th Maine Volunteers has been researching who these men and women are and locating their graves.
Larry, a retired Sergeant from the RCMP, using his background in complex investigations has continued the work that Company I has been doing for the past 20 years, increasing the number of identified Civil War participants from a few hundred to over 2000 and counting. In addition Company I has identified 700 graves of Maritime civil war veterans.
In his presentation he will explain his methods of research and share some interesting finds.
Please take this opportunity to visit historic St. Stephen, participate in our AGM and learn more about Maritimers in the American Civil War.