June 13. 2013 12:14AM

Hudson library highlights Civil War

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.