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    “Defending the Holiest of all Causes, Liberty and Union”

    Presented by at Old South Meeting House

    November 17, 2011


    “Defending the Holiest of all Causes, Liberty and Union”

    More than 20,000 African Americans served in the Union Navy during the Civil War. Boston National Historical Park Ranger Bill Casey shares the inspiring true stories of two of these men. Come learn of the bravery of Medal of Honor recipient John Lawson who, wounded by enemy shell, held his post, supplying the guns aboard USS Hartford with ammunition, and of William B. Gould I, an escaped slave whose provocative war diary tells the tale of life at sea aboard USS CAMBRIDGE and USS NIAGARA.

    This program is presented as part of the November Middays at the Meeting House series “Commonwealth Changed: Massachusetts in the Civil War” and is cosponsored by Boston National Historical Park.

    Old South Meeting House

    310 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02108

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    $6 Adults, $5 Seniors/Students, $1 Children, Under 6 free
    Free to OSMH Museum Members. Free to National Parks SErvice Employees with ID

    General Day and Time Info:

    12:15 pm

    Phone: 617-482-6439

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