Program: Brothers At War


brothers at warMonday, May 12

6:30 pm

Having discussed senior officers and Medal of Honor awardees, T.J. Cullinane, Vice-Commander of the New Hampshire Department of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, will conclude his trilogy on Derry in the Civil War by recounting the deeds of the common soldier. Cullinane will tell the story of the low ranking soldiers who did the majority of the fighting and dying by focusing his presentation on the seven sets of brothers Derry sent off to the war.

Alternating between triumph and tragedy, Cullinane will relate which brothers perished in the war and which ones survived. He will also discuss the impact of these outcomes on the families they left behind. Cullinane will conclude by discussing the post-war careers of the surviving brothers and how they changed the face of Derry from a quiet farming community to a bustling industrial center.

About the presenter: T.J. Cullinane settled in Derry with his family seven years ago after completing a twenty five year career with the U.S. Army.  He received his education at Salem State University, the University of Oklahoma, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Currently employed in the aerospace industry, T.J. is active with the Friends of Forest Hill Cemetery, the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War and the Derry History Museum.

“Brothers at War” is part of Derry Public Library’s ongoing monthly series of local history programs. Don’t miss this fascinating opportunity to learn more about Derry’s Civil War History. Monday, May 12, 2014 at 6:30. Registration is not required.



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