Railroad discussion

Vernon - posted May, 10 2013

VERNON - At the Vernon Historical Society's May meeting, speaker, Dave Smith of Old Saybrook, will tell a fascinating story of how the north mastered the wartime use of the technology to attack deep into the south and why the war ended in a skirmish at a railroad siding in central Virginia, during his talk, Civil War Railroads: How a 30 Year Old Technology Dramatically Changed the War. Well qualified to speak on the subject, Smith is a long-time student of the war, has written and lectured on many aspects of the conflict, and is the grandson and great grandson of Civil War soldiers. Please join us for a fascinating talk on America’s most devastating war and the technology that shaped it. The program will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, following a short business meeting at the Vernon Historical Society’s building, 734 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon. The program is free and open to the public. For further information, please call 860-875-4326, email: vernonhs@sbcglobal.net or visit www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org.

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