On Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 6:30 p.m., the Civil War Roundtable, in collaboration with the Wayne County Public Library and Wayne County Historical Society, will have a program in the Conference Room of the Library’s Main Branch in Wooster.
Members of the 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI) re-enactors group will be demonstrating equipment and telling about some of their experiences while reenacting the Civil War. The OVI group, which is sure to give a wonderful presentation, is under the leadership of Captain Ron Rechnitzer and Private Craig Forcell, both of Wooster.
The 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was an infantry regiment in the Union Army. The 41st served in the Western Theater for the entire war, under such well-known generals as Grant and Sherman. It fought in many battles over the course of four years, suffering more than 300 casualties. It earned a reputation among the hardscrabble Western units for its spit and polish, and was often held as an example of good soldiering. The Medal of Honor was awarded to two of the 41st OVI members out of the 1,500 Federal troops that received it during the conflict.
The Wayne County Public Library and Civil War Roundtable will have many 150th Anniversary Civil War-related programs over the next three years. You will not want to miss General Robert E. Lee speaking March 20, 2012 at the Library’s Main branch at 6:30 p.m.