Virtual Illustrated Talk: The “Common” Civil War Soldier with Ben Myers


Virtual Illustrated Talk: The “Common” Civil War Soldier with Ben Myers

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

During the Civil War, thousands of citizens from the Harrisburg area answered the call to end the Southern rebellion. Harrisburg resident George A. Brooks, a young publisher who had suffered a series of business and familial setbacks, left his troubles behind and headed off to war as the Captain of Company D of the 46th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Over the next year and a half, Brooks proved an admirable commander and led his men through some of the Civil War’s most studied campaigns. Join author Ben Myers to learn about just who those 100 men were, from their eye color to their occupations and fates.

Ben Myers was born and raised just outside of Harrisburg, PA, where an interest in local and family Civil War history found him at a young age. His research on the 46th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry has appeared in The Civil War Times and Military Images magazines, as well as online at He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from American University and works as a web designer and developer near Washington, D.C. His first book, American Citizen: The Civil War Writings of Captain George A. Brooks, was published in 2019.

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