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NOVEMBER 2019

Derek Maxfield
Hellmira: The Union's Most Infamous POW Camp of the Civil War

Long called by some the “Andersonville of the North,” the prisoner of war camp in Elmira, New York, is remembered as the most notorious of all Union-run POW camps.  Confederate prisoners called it “Hellmira.”  It existed for only a year—from the summer of 1864 to July 1865—but in that time, and for long after, it became darkly emblematic of man’s inhumanity to man.

This month, Derek Maxfield explores the horrors of this notorious prison.  Our speaker is an associate professor of history at Genesee Community College in Batavia, NY, where he is also coordinator of the college’s Historical Horizons Lecture Series

In 2013 Derek Maxfield was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities for his work coordinating the college’s programs related to the Civil War sesquicentennial, which included a lecture series, annual encampment, essay contests and more.

Maxfield holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from SUNY Cortland and a Master of Arts degree from Villanova University. He is also a PhD candidate at the University of Buffalo, where he is ABD (all but dissertation). Among Maxfield’s research interests are 19th century politics and culture, especially Victorian death ways and the Civil War.

Our speaker lives in Churchville, NY, with his wife, Christine, and his two children— daughter Quincy, 15, and son Jesse, 13.

We hope you and a guest will join us on November 21st at the County Seat!

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The County Seat offers our members and guests a main course, or the soup and salad bar.  This month’s main Course: roast turkey, mashed potato, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, and dessert.  Please specify your dining preference when you submit your pre-paid reservation, which is due the Tuesday prior to each meeting. 

Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:30 PM

$16.00 for members, $20.00 for guests.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019, Michael K. Shaffer- In Memory of Self and Comrades

 

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