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December 4, 2012

Civil War talk highlights historical society meeting

GEORGETOWN — The Georgetown Historical Society welcomes William Hallett, author of the book “Newburyport and the Civil War,” as a special guest speaker at its annual meeting tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Georgetown Library Meeting Room.

Following a brief business meeting, Hallett will talk about the lives and deeds of those from the Clipper City who served both Union and Confederate causes. From the abolitionist preaching of William Lloyd Garrison to the heroism of Albert W. Bartlett, Newburyport left its mark on the Civil War. Hallett and his wife, Elizabeth, also host “Footsteps of Heroes: Civil War Walking Tours of Newburyport” and are actively involved in the Civil War Roundtable.

The public is welcome to attend this free event. Light refreshments will be served. Items from the Historical Society Gift Shop along with Hallett’s book will be available for sale. For more information, email info@georgetownhistoricalsociety.com.

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