Welcome to our new blog . . .

To commemorate the sesquicentennial of the beginning of the Civil War on April 12, The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society will begin a four year program chronicling Duxbury’s involvement in the Civil War.

Using primary sources in the Drew Archival Library and research by our staff, we will take a look at the experiences of men and women from Duxbury at the battle front as well as life at home in Duxbury during the war. Patrick Browne, Executive Director, will write about the broader historical context of the war.  Carolyn Ravenscroft, Archivist of the Drew Archival Library, will research the biographies of individuals who participated in the war.  Tricia Gilrein, our Curator, will describe actual Civil War artifacts in the Society’s collection.  And Alison Arnold, Assistant Director, will cover miscellaneous topics, primarily relating to the service records of Duxbury soldiers.  We will post a blog once a week.

We hope to incorporate lectures and special events coinciding with the anniversary of important battles or developments that had a special significance to Duxbury soldiers.

Do you have any stories or objects about Duxbury residents in the Civil War?  We would love to hear from you.  Please contact Alison Arnold at aarnold@duxburyhistory.org.

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