Time: 12:00 pm til 1:00 pm
Location: Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, 906 E Park Ave, Tallahassee
Description: “Dear Friends at Home”: Becoming Acquainted with a Civil War Soldier through His Letters Home
Melvan Tibbetts was a Union soldier occupying Pensacola for a portion of the Civil War. We are very lucky to have the 20 letters that he wrote home to his family in Maine. These letters supply a wealth of information about West Florida during the Civil War, but they also provide a strong sense of familiarity with Melvan himself. This presentation demonstrates how much of an author's personality is contained in historical documents and how this results in a more personal understanding of the past for the reader.
To attend, please reserve your seat online. If you can't make it to Tallahassee, these lectures will be live streamed on the Florida Trust's Facebook Page.
The Florida Trust House is at 906 E. Park Ave., Tallahassee, Florida. 32301.
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FPAN is co-hosting this event.