CWRT: Jan. 19th: Buffalo Bill

Patrick Pinkerton of Medina, Ohio as William F. Cody aka “Buffalo Bill” will be presenting at the next CWRT on Tuesday, January 19th at 6:30pm

Patrick Pinkerton of Medina, Ohio as William F. Cody aka “Buffalo Bill” will be presenting at the next CWRT on Tuesday, January 19th at 6:30pm

Announcing another quality presentation from our Civil War Roundtable program at the Wooster Library, Conference Room.

Patrick Pinkerton of Medina, Ohio will present “Buffalo Bill” Cody in authentic garb etc., and is sure to do an excellent job!  You will think he is the real “Buffalo Bill”!

William F. Cody, as a 15 year old in 1861, wanted to enlist as a soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War, but was refused because of his young age. He began working with a United States freight caravan that delivered supplies to Fort Laramie in present-day Wyoming. In 1863 at age 17, he enlisted as a teamster with the rank of private in Company H, 7th Kansas Cavalry and served until discharged in 1865.

“Buffalo Bill” went back to work for the Army in 1868 and was Chief of Scouts for the Third Cavalry during the Plains Wars. Part of the time, he scouted for Indians and fought in 16 battles; at other times, he hunted and killed bison to supply the Army and the Kansas Pacific Railroad. Come and hear the rest of the story about “Buffalo Bill’s” life!

The Civil War Roundtable (CWRT) programs are a joint effort between the Wayne County Historical Society and the Wayne County Library to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. If you have not yet made it to one of our fine programs, you will want to make sure to catch one before they are gone!

 

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