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Fourth of Four Programs: Patriots and Rebels
John Bush, an amateur historian and retired Presbyterian pastor living in Decatur, will discuss his book Patriots and Rebels. Taken from actual historical events and family remembrances, it is the story of a family that supported and fought for the Union while living in this area during and after the Civil War. The protagonist of the story thinks of himself as a patriot since his ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War, and thus takes a stand not popular with many of his neighbors. The presenter will review the story and answer questions about what life was like for families like this in the area.