Civil War history the topic of Denver Genealogy and History Club meeting
The Denver Genealogy and History Club will meet on Tuesday, February 27 at 2 PM at the Denver Public Library.

The featured speaker will be Jo Porter. Jo will portray her great-great-grandmother, Hannah Porter, a southern Iowa farm wife during the Civil War.
Hannah’s 18-year-old son James enlisted in the Third Iowa Cavalry in February, 1864. James caught a cold shortly after enlistment, which progressed into pneumonia. His health deteriorated and James died in mid-June of 1864 in Memphis, TN.

Jo will tell of Hannah’s life and the day-to-day events Hannah and other Iowans encountered during the Civil War. Interspersed will be excerpts from a dozen letters James wrote to his family during his illness.

The Denver Genealogy and History Club is open to the public. Speakers on many topics of interest are scheduled for the 4th Tuesday of each month. During the winter months, the group meets at 2 PM. There is no cost to attend, however please let the library staff know if you’re planning to attend by calling the library at 984-5140 or emailing kplatte@denver.lib.ia.us.
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