Roundtable Programs Coming Up..

19 March 20- March Roundtable Meeting

An Afternoon With Hannah Bunker Porter, 23 Oct 1864

Jo Porter will portray her great great grandmother Hannah Bunker Porter of Centerville, Iowa. A farmwife, Hannah and husband Phinehas settled in Appanoose county in 1855. 

Their oldest son James enlisted in Company I of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry on 23 Feb 1864 at 18 years of age. A few weeks after enlistment, James caught cold and then the measles. He remained with the 3rd when the unit was sent to Arkansas and his health declined with pneumonia developing. James died in Adams Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee June 18, 1864 and was buried in Memphis.

Hannah will read excerpts from letters James' wrote during his illness. She will reflect on the effects of the war on her family and others in the neighborhood.

The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM in the second floor meeting room at Veteran's Memorial Hall, 104 West 5th Street, Waterloo, between the Cedar River and parking ramp. Use the ramp entrance.


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