To Hell and Back: The First State in Blue and Gray a Program at the Delaware Archives, June 4, 2011

On Saturday, June 4, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will continue its
commemoration of the Sesquicentennial (150th ) anniversary of the
beginning of the Civil War by sponsoring a program entitled “To Hell and Back: The First State in Blue and Gray.”  Thousands of Delawareans answered the call to the colors. Delaware infantry, artillery, and cavalry units fought for the Union on battlefields
from Virginia to Louisiana. First State Rebels slipped south to fight for the Confederacy. Thousands of African-American Delawareans risked everything to fight for their freedom. Who were these men and what did they do during the war?

This is the second in a series of four Civil War programs presented this year at the Archives by Dr. Steve Newton of Delaware  State University.  Dr. Newton is the author of nine books and an Associate Editor of North & South magazine.  He has been a Professor of History and Political Science at Delaware  State University
since 1990.  Currently, he serves as the Acting Chairman of the History,
Political Science, and Philosophy Department at the University. 

The program is free to the public.  No reservations are required.  For
more information, contact Tom Summers (302) 744-5047 or e-mail

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