The Des Moines County Historical Society will hold a TOWN MEETING on Tues. Oct. 16, 2012. The featured speaker will be Lon Simpson of Nauvoo, Il. Mr. Simpson will discuss United States Sharpshooters (Berdans Sharpshooters) during the Civil War: a soldier’s perspective within one of the most celebrated units of the conflict.
Simpson is a retired Army Infantry Officer and Civil War re-enactor/living historian with over 30 years accumulated knowledge. He has been featured in productions with the History Channel.
The Town Meeting will begin at 7:00 P.M. in The Burlington Public Library, 210 Court Street.
Town Meetings are held the third Tuesday each month and are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Additional information can be obtained by contacting The Des Moines County Historical Society, 319-752-7449 or visit www:dmchs.org