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Ghosts of the Civil War

Thursday, July 20 - 6:00 PM

As a nation, we continue to be haunted by the Civil War, the bloodiest and most wrenching conflict in American history. Featuring Largely Literary Theater Company co-founders Sara Showman (from the South) and Mark Dawidziak (from the North), Ghosts of the Civil War: Shades of Blue and Gray examines the War Between the States with a mixture of haunting tales, literary selections, song and history. This hour and 20-minute ghostly tour begins in Ohio, with stories drawn from Marietta, a stop on the Underground Railroad, and the still-standing Hope iron furnace, as well as the two Confederate cemeteries that were part of prisoner-of-war camps in Columbus and on Johnson's Island.

The journey continues with stories from South Carolina and Virginia, with a special section about Abraham Lincoln and the White House hauntings. Literary selections include poems by Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. Selections from Civil War-era songs are heard throughout the one-act performance.


220 W. Liberty St.
Wooster, OH 44691
Event Type
Theatre / Dance


Wooster Library (Reference Dept.)

Date / Time

Thursday, July 20, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM


(330) 804-4666
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