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Historical Society hosts Gallagher Civil War papers program, Wed., July 5

July 5, 2017
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

William Gallagher and his Civil War writings are the focus of a program Wednesday, July 5, at 7 p.m. at the Tama County Historical Society, 200 N. Broadway, Toledo. The program is free and open to the public.

Gallagher served in Tama County's 14th Iowa Infantry during the Civil War, fighting bravely with his regiment at Fort Donelson and Shiloh. Captured after taking part in Shiloh's fabled Hornet's Nest, he spent several months as a prisoner of war.

Gallagher died in 1872, but his legacy lives on through the papers he left behind detailing his time fighting for the Union. Jay McCann has spent a year studying the "Gallagher Papers," and will share stories from these incredible first-person accounts of an Iowan in the Civil War.

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