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Gallery: Civil War Remembrance Day in Stoughton

As part of the Stoughton Reads Together Program, the Stoughton Public Library held a Civil War Remembrance Day in town on April 21.

Stoughton traveled back to the Civil War Era this past Saturday as part of the .

This year's book selection, “The Killer Angels,” is a historical novel written by Michael Shaara that tells the story of the four days of the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War.

On April 21, dozens turned out for a Civil War Remembrance Day featuring a parade, reenactments, camp, drills, bayonet and cooking demonstrations.

The parade made its way from the to , which was transformed to a Civil War campground for the afternoon.

Reenactors represented the Massachusetts 12th Volunteer Regiment and the 54th Volunteer Infantry, Company A. 

Stoughton's Building Maintenance Supervisor  played the part of President Abraham Lincoln. He delivered the as part of the day's activities. Lincoln was joined by his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, played by Denise Lochiatto, Secretary to the Finance Committee/Board of Health.

Dwight MacKerron of the gave a talk about , a Stoughton resident who died in the Civil War, but kept a diary during his service.

And, Dixon's Gold concluded the day with a concert featuring Civil War Era music at the gazebo at Faxon Park.

State Representative William C. Galvin took part in the parade and festivities, as did Interim Town Manager and Selectmen John Anzivino, Bob O'Regan and Cynthia Walsh. 

Library Director Pat Basler organized the day's activities. 

Take a look at the media gallery for photo and video highlights from the afternoon. Photos by Jeffrey Pickette, Christine Iacobucci and Hank Herbowy. 

Christine Iacobucci April 24, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Thanks to Pat Basler and all who put together this great day for the town of Stoughton!
Roseanne April 24, 2012 at 10:25 PM
The video was very well done. My husband and I went to this event, and it was great. Informative and fun too!

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