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RIPB Series: Daily Life at the Rock Island Prison Barracks
Start Date/Time:
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 2:00 PM
End Date/Time:
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 3:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority

Join the Army Sustainment Command Historian’s office from Rock Island Arsenal as they explore the history of how the American Civil War impacted the (present day) Quad City area as well as the founding and development of Rock Island Arsenal.

The series will cover the Civil War in chronological order highlighting the 160th anniversaries of 1863 and 1864 and how the events impacted the local area and its future development.  Each session will cover different aspects of the war from personal recollections to larger strategic understandings.

A look into the daily life of the prisoners and guards at Rock Island Prison Barracks.  This will also discuss the “Andersonville of the North” myth and background.

Owned by Mark Struve On Thursday, November 16, 2023