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Military Heritage Day
February 23, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Come to see Dave Burkett discussion on Oregon’s connection to the Civil War
“While none of the battles from the war between the states took place here in Oregon, that doesn’t mean Oregon didn’t feel the impacts from that war,” stated Executive Director Cal Applebee recently. “When the Civil War started in 1861, Oregon was a fledgling state, having attained statehood only two years earlier. The United States Army already had considerable presence in Oregon, but primarily because of conflicts between the growing number of settlers who were newcomers, and the multiple Native American tribes around the state, who had been here first. As the troop demands for the Civil War increased, the North began withdrawing federal troops to feed that need.”
Burkett will share history on this element as well as some of the more personal connections between Oregon and several Civil War personalities. There is no charge for attending the presentation.