"The Untold Civil War: Exploring the Human Side of War" | NC Museum of History | Arts | Indy Week

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"The Untold Civil War: Exploring the Human Side of War"

When: Sun., Nov. 4, 2 p.m. 2012

We owe much to the Civil War—home mail delivery, individual shoe sizes, "Taps," Salisbury steak, the modern depiction of Santa Claus ... also that whole "no more slavery" thing, but let's not discount the Salisbury steak. James I. Robertson Jr. of Virginia Tech talks about how the Civil War affected everyday life in the United States—and how such elements as weather and high emotions affected the war itself. I've been to lectures like these, and they're full of pretty eye-opening bits of trivia, a reminder of how war shapes the day-to-day existence of even those outside the conflict. Tickets to the 2 p.m. event run $5–$10. —Zack Smith

Price: $5-10

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