Join author Les Rolston and the Warwick Historical Society for a presentation on Long Time Gone: Neighbors Divided by Civil War.
Hear the tale of Elisha Hunt Rhodes and James Rhodes Sheldon, boyhood friends in Pawtuxet Village who found themselves on opposite sides in the Civil War.
As soldiers in the 2nd Rhode Island Regiment and the 50th Georgia Regiment, Rhodes and Sheldon came close to facing each other in battle 11 times.
The author of three books on the Civil War, Les Rolston has received citations from the Rhode Island House of Representatives, a letter of commendation from former United States Senator Claiborne Pell, and the Jefferson Davis Medal, the United Daughters of the Confederacy's highest award.
This event is free and open to all. Drop in for a fun time.