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Lucy Bensley Center to host portrayal of Civil War soldier

SPRINGVILLE—The Western New York Civil War Society, in conjunction with Echoes Through Time and the Lucy Bensley Center, will host a portrayal of General U.S. Grant by impressionist Ed Brodbeck on May 31.

Brodbeck, who has portrayed General Grant for several years and has performed extensive research on the former Civil War general and U.S. President, will speak on the Battle of Shiloh.

The battle took place in April 1862 in southwestern Tennessee and was the bloodiest battle in

American history up to that time.

As General Grant, Brodbeck will provide an eyewitness account of the battle. The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the Lucy Bensley Center, 23 N. Buffalo St., Springville. It’s part of a monthly series hosted by The Western New York Civil War Society, with presentations held on the last Wednesday of each month.

Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend. Donations will be accepted for the Civil War Preservation Trust. Light refreshments will be served.

For additional information, contact Tom Place, curator at Echoes Through Time, at 957-2740 or the Lucy Bensley Center at 592-0094.

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