AUBURN – Well-known Auburn Civil War historian and living-history performer Charles W. Plummer will be the featured speaker at Androscoggin Pomona Grange 1 when it meets at Turner Grange Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Plummer will appear as Maine Civil War hero Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain, and will deliver a talk, “Reminiscences of the Civil War.” Plummer will review the record the Union volunteers made during the war, the sacrifices they made and the sufferings they endured to preserve the Union. The public is invited to the 7:30 p.m. program.

Plummer, in demand as a “living historian,” travels extensively in and out of the state, doing first-person portrayals of notable figures from the Civil War, including Gens. Joshua Chamberlain, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, Stonewall Jackson and Oliver Otis Howard.

During the summer, he serves as a tour guide at the Joshua L. Chamberlain House in Brunswick. He is nearing completion of a book, “Fields of Carnage,” which is based on the memoirs of John Wesley Adams, who served with the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment.

A 6:30 p.m. supper will be served by members of Turner Grange 23. Guest Officers Night will be observed at a business meeting following the program.


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