Letters from New Hampshire soldiers about life during the Civil War are on display this month in the Rodgers Memorial Libary's Community Room, 194 Derry Road/Route 102.
“Confronting the South: NH People During the Civil War” is a collaboration between the University of New Hampshire Museum and UNH's Milne Special Collections and Archives.In an associated program, a screening of the 1989 Academy Award-winning film about the Civil War's first all-black volunteer company will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13. Call 816-4535 for additional details.In addition, a concert and talk titled “Rally Round the Flag — The American Civil War Through Folk Song” is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18. Through camp songs, parlor music, hymns and fiddle tunes, Woody Pringle and Marek Bennet examine the folksong as a way to share ideas and influence perceptions of events. To register for the New Hampshire Humanities Council program, call 886-6030.Lastly, Civil War re-enactor Bob Duffy will talk about what life was like in America during this pivotal period, from a soldier's experiences to the history and culture of the era. Duff will be fully costumed and will have replicas of Civil War era equipment to show the audience in the 7 p.m. program Tuesday, June 25.