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Captain Henry Detweiller on the Role of Steamboatin' in the Union Victory

New Johnsonville

Join Brian "Fox" Ellis, Riverlorian for the Spirit of Peoria, as he assumes the role of Captain Detweiller, a Civil War era steamboater. Based on his pilot logs, Ellis' first person monologue includes Detweiller eyewitness account of Shiloh, and explores the vital role of steamboats during the war.

Saturday, December 10, 2pm, Johnsonville State Historic Park Welcome Center, 90 Nell Beard Road, New Johnsonville.

The event is in conjunction with Humanities Tennessee's tour of the Smithsonian's Water|Ways exhibition, on view in New Johnsonville November 18-December 31.

Partnership for Public Humanities