Civil War expert to speak at library

Civil War reenactor Ron Rockenbach of Lincoln will be the featured speaker during Friday’s brown bag luncheon at the North Platte Public Library. The program will be “The Common Soldier From The Civil War.” It will begin at noon, is free and is open to the public.

It’s part of this weekend’s Civil War theme that will also include cemetery tours and a Battle of Gettysburg reenactment. Rockenbach is a speaker for the Nebraska Humanities Council. Library director Cecelia Lawrence said his visit was paid for by a $464 grant.

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