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The “River War” During the Civil War

RESCHEDULED- The “River War” During the Civil War


SCRANTON, PA – On Tuesday, April 23 the Lackawanna Historical Society and Scranton Civil War Roundtable will host historian Robert Hanrahan to speak about the Civil War “River War,” the various military campaigns on the Mississippi River. The Mississippi was a vital highway for troops and supplies, and both the Union and Confederate navies fought for control of the waterway and its access points. This program was rescheduled from March 19 and is part of the Civil War Roundtable and will begin at 7 pm at the Society’s headquarters, the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton.


For more information or to make a reservation, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 or email


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