Beyond the Civil War
Library events, resources cover Civil War history
Special to the Whig
Would you call yourself a Civil War history buff? Cecil County Public Library offers many resources to help you learn all about this turbulent time in our nation’s past, without spending a dime.
On our website, you can use the online resource “U.S. History in Context” to read the Gettysburg diary of a young Union soldier or some of Robert E. Lee’s personal letters.
Access our digital service, Hoopla, to watch a documentary about the search for Lincoln’s killer, or download an audiobook about the war’s greatest battles. If you’d rather stop in to see us at one of the branches, we’ve got more than enough to keep you occupied.
At the Chesapeake City Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. on May 10, author and historian David Healey will share Civil War history unique to Cecil County and Maryland.
If you can’t make it to this special event, be sure to check out one of Healey’s gripping historical novels: “Sharp Shooter,” “Rebel Train” or “Rebel Fever.” These fast-paced reads will make you feel like you’re right in the middle of the action! For more information about David Healey’s books, check out https://davidhealeyauthor.com.
If you are looking for books about the Civil War for children, try “The Civil War: An Interactive History” by Matt Doeden, “Civil War Forts” by Victor Brooks or “Civil War Medicine” by Douglas Savage.
No matter how you prefer to learn about the Civil War, CCPL’s got you covered!
For more information and title availability and reading recommendations, visit www.cecil.ebranch.info or stop by any branch. Riley can be reached at rjohnson@ ccplnet.org.