Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
“A Civil War Husband” and the 100th PA Infantry Regiment
July 13, 2023 7PM
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“A Civil War Husband” is a first-hand account of life as a soldier told through the letters of Thomas D. Nelson, member of the 100th Pennsylvania Infantry “Roundheads”. In his own words, Thomas details camp life through the food they ate, people he met, and impressions of the towns and surrounding countryside, prayer meetings, and much more. This program will feature author of “A Civil War Husband” Cindy Crytzer who is the great great granddaughter of Thomas D. Nelson. Also highlighted will be artifacts from the Soldiers & Sailors’ collection related to the 100th PA Infantry Regiment.
Cindy Friend Crytzer BIO:
Cindy is a former educator, event planner, and proud mother and grandmother living in Mercer, Pa. She has volunteered with the Mercer Area Library and Historical Society and enjoys transcribing documents for the Library of Congress in her spare time.
Michael Kraus Bio:
A well-known Civil War historian, Kraus currently works as Curator/Historian for Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum. His accomplishments include several historical consultant credits for major films, writing and narrating the documentary series Civil War Minutes and Civil War Life as well as authoring articles and books regarding the conflict. Michael also is an accomplished sculptor with an impressive resume of historically themed works in bronze.