CWRT Jan. 17th – Financing the Civil War


Civil War Roundtable – Financing the Civil War: North and South

CWRT Financing the Civil War Speaker: Judge Raymond Leisy

CWRT Financing the Civil War Speaker: Judge Raymond Leisy

Tuesday, January 17th at 6:30pm
Wayne County Public Library, Wooster.

Please join us for another quality program of our Wayne County Civil War Roundtable. All events are free and open to the public and are held in the conference room at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster. Our next installment is titled ” Financing the Civil War: North and South” which will be presented by longtime Wayne County Historical Society volunteer and former Wayne County Judge Raymond Leisy.

Raymond E. Leisy was born and raised in Wooster and graduated from Wooster High School. He also holds degrees from Heidelberg University, Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo School of Law.

He returned to Wooster in the early 1980’s to be an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. He recently retired after two elected terms as Wayne County Juvenile and Probate Judge. Ray and his wife, Allyson have been involved in many projects in the community over a long time period.

Combining his hobby of numismatics and his love of history, he has lectured on subjects concerning the economic history of the United States. His program for the Civil War Roundtable will be “Financing the Civil War.” He will discuss the similarities and differences on how both the North and South struggled to raise the funds necessary to support the War effort and, how each attempted to hinder the war effort of the other using such tactics as counterfeiting.

This will be a not to be missed program. We hope to see you there!

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