Civil War Homes and Families in Newburgh, IN 1862-1865

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LaVeranda Restaurant

East Water Street

Newburgh, IN 47630

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In looking back on history, most of us see the period of the American Civil War as a dark bleak time for families where everything stopped in cities and towns from the impact of the war. While this was true in many areas, Newburgh was growing by leaps and bounds as a vibrant river port with numerous boats and barges delivering supplies and goods on a daily basis. The Town of Newburgh supported a growing population in the 1860's.

Families were building new homes or adding onto their homes due to the prosperity occurring in this small river port town. Families were expanding and building new stores and warehouses along the Ohio River. Several new churches were established to support the spiritual growth of the citizens of Newburgh.

John Dickerson, Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. an archaeological field supervisor and qualified historian through the Secretary of Interior will be presenting information on each of the home and family: Union Bethell home,1860; William Alfred Abshier home,1862; Louis Schmacher home, 1862; the DeForest home, 1860; Bates-Walden home, 1864 and Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1863.

  • 5:00 pm Social Hour (cash bar) with displays of each home
  • 6:00 pm Dinner
  • 7:00 pm Presentation by John Dickerson

Tickets are $30 and must be purchased by July 16th




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