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Civil War Walking Tour of Newburyport
August 4, 2012 @ 10:00 am
Footsteps of Heroes: Civil War Walking Tour of Newburyport
The Sesquicentennial of the Civil War commemoration continues:
In honor of Yankee Homecoming~
Newburyport and the Civil War author, William Hallett and with his wife Elizabeth, invite you to join them.
The 90 minutes walking tour features sites and stories of Newburyport’s Civil War history including Albert W. Bartlett and the first troops who left the Clipper City; stories of the shipyard; a local politician (and dear friend of Jefferson Davis) who almost ran against Lincoln for president; stories of Frederick Douglass’ visit; a Newburyporter who would become a Confederate General; Civil War P.O.W.’s and more!
The tour begins and ends at 57 State St (Arthur Page Insurance Co). Please wear appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. Tips are welcome and a portion of which will go to historic preservation.