Civil War Roundtable: Feb. 17th – Regiment of Presidents

News Release – Wayne County Civil War Roundtable Program on “The History and Actions of the 23rd OVI During the Civil War and After” by Larry Snyder.

Civil War Roundtable Larry Snyder 02.17.2014

Larry Snyder (back row, center) with the 23rd OVI Re-enactors

On Tuesday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. will be another of our quality programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War which is open to the public.  The Wayne County Civil War Roundtable in collaboration with the Wayne County Libraries is hosting the program in the Wooster Library Conference Room. We are now approaching the end of the horrible four years of that war.

Larry Snyder, a retired teacher from Stark County after 38 years, is a living history presenter for numerous school programs around the area. He has been a member of the 23rd OVI (Ohio Voluntary Infantry) reenactment group for 20 some years, and of the 19th OLA (Ohio Light Artillery) for the past 7 years. He is a history docent at the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Canton, a member of the Board of Trustees for The Friends of Fort Laurens, and Vice-President in charge of programs for the Plain Township Historical Society, secretary of the Sons of Union Veterans Camp #43 out of Salem, and Rev War re-enactor with the Westmoreland County Militia.  In addition to belonging to other historical groups, he’s given talks for the Antietam National Battlefield on the “Role of the 23rd OVI at Antietam.” He has researched and walked the very same ground that the 23rd OVI walked over the years. Come and hear about the “Regiment of Presidents” (the 23rd OVI) which was the unit of future Presidents Brigadier General Rutherford B. Hayes and Major William McKinley.

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