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 firstname.lastname@example.org.