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History Lost and Found: The Antietam Diary of C.D.M. Broomhall, 124th PA

Ongoing Opportunities

  • June 29 at 11 AM

On June 29 at 11:00 AM at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum, hear a first hand account from America’s bloodiest day. Historian Carolyn Ivanoff will uncover the mystery of an unsigned diary of a Pennsylvania soldier from the Civil War. The presentation will chronicle the discovery of his identity and tell his story with period images and using his own words. From his enlistment in August 1862 to the Battle of Antietam the story of C.D.M. Broomhall of the 124th Pennsylvania Volunteers is truly remarkable.

The presentation begins in the Pry Barn at 11:00 and is pay-what-you-please. Admission to the Pry House is a suggested donation of $5.

Carolyn Ivanoff is an educator, author and independent historian. She is an assistant principal at Shelton High School in Shelton Connecticut. As an educator and administrator, Carolyn is committed to providing professional development and education programs for students, educators, and community members that take education out of the classroom and into the community. Carolyn writes and speaks frequently on American history at local, state and national venues. In 2003, Carolyn was named Civil War Trust’s Civil War Teacher of the Year. In 2010, 2011 and 2013 her education programs received Awards of Merit from the Connecticut League of History Organizations. In 2016 Carolyn was the recipient of the Connecticut Council of Social Studies Bruce Fraser Friend of the Social Studies award.