This year, 2011, marks the sesquicentennial anniversary of the start of the Civil War. In New Hampshire there are many events being held that will look at the state’s role during the Civil War. To highlight just a few, we begin with a series of lectures and exhibits at The Fells in Newbury, NH, the summer residence of John Hay, President Lincoln’s Private Secretary.
June 27 – October 10, 2011, Main House Exhibit
Features the diaries and letters of John Hay and those of 9th NH Regiment Corporal Elmer Bragg
May 19, 2011, New Hampshire Towns and the Civil War
Thursday, 4pm Newbury Town Offices
Jere Daniell, Professor Emeritus of History at Dartmouth College
June 26, 2011, Main House, Lincoln’s Civil War White House through the Diary and Letters of John Hay
Sunday, 4pm Advance Reservations Required 603-763-4789 x3
Dr. Michael Burlingame, University of Illinois – Author of over a dozen books on the Lincoln presidency
It is quite an experience to read the poignant words of Corporal Bragg that chronicle his experiences from enlistment to battlefields and eventually to his final days. All lectures are free and entrance to the Main House exhibit is included with the site admission. Visiting The Fells will also give you the chance to explore and learn from the natural lakeside setting and the chance to explore their fabulous gardens. So stay at Breakfast on the Connecticut and take a day trip to Newbury, NH and The Fells and go back in time to one of the most transforming periods in our history.