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Outlived the Odium

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The Handley Regional Library’s Stewart Bell Jr. Archives are proud to invite Jonathan Noyalas, director of Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute, back to the stage!  He has spoken numerous times about the Civil War and its impact on the Valley and its people. 


This presentation will focus on the Grand Army of the Republic (the largest national organization of Union veterans).  The GAR’s mission was fraternity, charity, and loyalty.  Jonathan Noyalas will examine the various positive interactions the GAR had with Confederate veterans in the Valley and discuss the challenges that confronted those relationships.  His focus will also be on Winchester’s Mulligan Post No. 30, the circumstances which led to the establishment of GAR posts in the Valley. 


The event will take place on Wednesday, September 20 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Handley Library Robinson Auditorium.  Registration is not required. 


Click here for more information about the event.  If you have any additional questions, please contact the Archives Department by email at archives@handleyregional.org or call (540) 662-9041 ext. 17.