Lunch and Lecture Series-Camp Fuller and the 74th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Lunch and Lecture Series-Camp Fuller and the 74th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Date: 2020-01-22

Starts @ 11:00 am

Ends @ 01:00 pm


PRESS RELEASE
Date: January 7, 2020
Topic: Lunch and Lecture series
Contact: Museum Director Scott Lewandowski | (815) 969-1999 | Director@VeteransMemorialHall.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
‘Lunch and Lecture Series’
Join Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum’s staff docent, Terry Dyer and enjoy lunch from ABC Catering.
 
Wednesday January 22nd 2020 11AM-1 PM
 
Camp Fuller and the 74th Illinois Volunteer Infantry
                                                                                                                                                    Regiment.
In response to President Lincoln’s call in July, 1862, for 300,000 more troops to put down the rebellion, Illinois War Governor Richard Yates set out to find a suitable location to train troops from the states Northern Boarder Counties. Join us as we will learn the history of the site, why it was chosen and of the first regiment to be trained there and to leave for war.
 
Terry Dyer was born in Rockford and is a lifelong resident of Northern Illinois. Terry’s passion for military history began when at an early age his father took him on a tour of Veterans Memorial Hall and spoke of his great-great uncle who served with the 12th Illinois Cavalry in the Civil War.
Terry currently holds the position of Docent at Veterans Memorial Hall and is the  past State Commander of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, a member S.U.V.C.W John A. Logan camp #26, and the Rock River Civil War Round Table. 
 
Agenda:
10:45- Arrival
11:00- Lecture
Noon- Lunch
12:30- Building Tour (optional)
 
 
Cost $12.00 (per session including lunch) for reservations please contact
Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum at 815.969.1999