Harvard professor and author John Stauffer is considered an authority on Lincoln and the Civil War.His latest book charts the evolution of the wartime ballad "Battle Hymn of the Republic".Stauffer discussed the origin of the tune Thursday at the Lincoln Presidential Museum. The museum is wrapping up its summer series of book discussions.
New Philadelphia was a Pike County town, founded by a former slave in 1836. But there is another side to the story... What happened in New Philadelphia when the civil war broke out? Claire Fuller Martin, a research associate at the Illinois State Museum, will discuss that period during the next museum science series lecture.