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History lecture on Civil War trivia

Published: Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 11:06 a.m. CDT

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Sycamore History Museum is providing an opportunity for people to discover some lesser-known facts and experiences from this time period. During the Sept. 4 Brown Bag Lunch, Terry Dyer will explore “Fascinating and Strange Stories from the Civil War.”

Dyer is an historian and tour guide at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall in Rockford. Dyer is a passionate researcher on a variety of topics related to the Civil War. His talk will examine “some of the little-known, strange, fascinating facts about the participants, battles and losses, medical care, the emotional experiences of the individual soldier, and the tremendous cost of this war to our nation.”

This program is part of the Sycamore History Museum’s Brown Bag lunch series connected to the exhibit, “General Dutton’s America.” The event is free and open to the public, and tours of the exhibit will be offered afterwards. Coffee and cookies will be provided. The program begins at noon at Sycamore History Museum, supported by the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund.

For more information about this event, call 815-895-5762 or visit

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