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David Phillips (writer of "Jesse Scouts")

  • Library 101 West King Street Martinsburg, WV, 25401 (map)

As part of the Library "History Reads" Program hear David Phillips speak about his book on the Jesse Scouts.

Excerpt: One of the most important functions of the cavalry during the Civil War involved the collection of intelligence. Skilled volunteers were selected from many cavalry regiments and these brave men moved in the advance or on the flanks of their regiments in order to prevent any surprise attacks. Frequently, they moved independently to collect information on the presence, condition, and intentions of the enemy forces in their vicinity.

In order to do this effectively, many of these men began to wear the enemy's uniform as they conducted their operations. COME HEAR MORE DURING THIS PRESENTATION!

At 2:30 PM enjoy the Sacagawea historical perfomance.

FOR INFORMATION: 304-267-8933

Earlier Event: November 12
Winter Bzz-zar Craft Show
Later Event: November 17
The Diviners (play)