Shawn Faulkner Presents Johnny Reb and Billy Yank at The Kansas City Public Library

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For Immediate Release:
November 30, 2011
Contact: Lorenzo Butler
816.701.3669
Shawn Faulkner Presents Johnny Reb and Billy Yank at The Kansas City Public Library

Shawn Faulkner of the Military History Department at the Command and General Staff College at FortLeavenworth discusses the conditions faced by the average Civil War soldier - on and off the battlefield - in a presentation titled Johnny Reb and Billy Yank.

The presentation takes place on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Faulkner explains the many factors that shaped the daily lives of the soldiers, including the quality and availability of food, clothing, shelter and medical care. Faulkner also answers the question: What motivated soldiers on both sides to fight and to endure the hardships of war?

Admission to the event is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the presentation. RSVP onlineor call 816.701.3407.

Major funding for programs at the Kansas City Public Library is provided by a generous grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.