Whitehall News

Township, Civil War connections discussed

Saturday November 2, 2013 9:37 PM

The Truro Township area during the Civil War will be the topic of a presentation given at the Nov. 13 meeting of the Whitehall Historical Society at Whitehall Community Park, 400 N. Hamilton Road.

The presentation will follow a brief meeting of the society at 6:30 p.m.

John Hass, manuscript curator for the Ohio Historical Society, will speak.

Truro Township was established as part of a land grant to refugee Robert Taylor in 1810. Residents of the area that today is Whitehall were served by the township, including its school system.

Hass has co-written a book, To Battle for God and the Right: the Civil War Letter Books of Emerson Opdycke and an Ohio Historical Society publication entitled World War II in the Pacific: General Beightler and the Buckeye Division.

Meetings are open to the public.

For more information, contact the society at 206-309-8608.

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