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Butler County's Nine-Month Men


Date: May 30, 2013
Location: YWCA - 120 W Cunningham Street, Butler, PA
Time: 6:30PM-7:45PM

Join us at 6:30 p.m., May 30, at the YWCA, 120 W Cunningham Street in Butler for the release of this book and a presentation by Bradley Pflugh, educator, Civil War historian, and author. Mr. Pflugh graduated from the Butler Area Senior High School and obtained his masterís degree in history from Slippery Rock University where he studied under David Dixon. He worked in Gettysburg for several years and then came back to Butler area where he is employed as a history teacher and department chair at Knoch High School in Saxonburg.

Mr. Pflugh will present the only historical accounting of the men of Butler County who enlisted in the 134th and 137th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiments that served nine-month enlistments. While the 134th participated in front line battles, the 137th never engaged in a skirmish. But, both regiments suffered the ravages of war including disease and illness that took many lives.

He also has compiled a roster of the Butler County men who served in these units with personal details such as their height and the color of their eyes and hair. These fascinating Civil War units have, to this date, never been presented with the details and photographs that are presented in this book and program.

Admission is free, but reservations are required as seating is limited! Please call 724-283-8116, send an email to bchissoc@zoominternet.net , or stop by our office at 123 West Diamond Street to save your seat.

Website: www.butlerhistory.com

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