Program at genealogy center will highlight local Civil War soldiers

indiana's 44th regiment

Margaret Hobson, a DeKalb County historian, will present a talk on her latest book, “The Voice of Indiana’s 44th Regiment Part 3: Battles & Provost Duty,” on Wednesday, September 16, at 6 p.m. in the Learning Lab.

The book offers an intimate, firsthand account in the Civil War soldiers’ uncensored words, drawn from letters, diaries, newspaper accounts, military reports, memoirs and out-of-copyright books covering the battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Stones River and Chickamauga. It then follows the soldiers into their provost marshal duties in Chattanooga.

Hobson grew up in Ashley and graduated from Ashley High School. She is a family historian and former teacher who has been researching the 44th Indiana Regiment for more than 20 years. Her relative, Lewis Griffith, served in the regiment.

Registration for the talk is suggested, as space is limited. Register at the Willennar Genealogy Center, by calling the center at 925-2414 ext. 420, or by emailing


About Jenny

I am the Associate Director of Eckhart Public Library. My office is in the Administrative Annex, but I can often be found roaming the Eckhart Public Library Campus, performing acts of librarianship in every department! I love to read and learn about history. I'm also a huge fan of movies, TV and pop culture in general, and I love to read books of all types. Currently, I'm working my way around the romance section, with some historical fiction and graphic novels thrown in for variety! But you never know what I'm going to pick up next.
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