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Away at War – Nick Adams
October 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Corporal David Brainard Griffin is Nick’s great-great-grandfather. Over 150 years ago David Brainard Griffin, a corporal in Company F of the 2nd Minnesota Regiment of Volunteers, wrote to those he left behind on the family’s Minnesota prairie homestead while he fought to preserve the Union. He wrote at least 100 letters from the fields of battle to his family he left behind on the southeastern Minnesota prairie while he fought in the Civil War. These letters both by corporal Griffin and his family give a real insight into the realities of war and how effects have long reaching arms, touching lives in unexpected ways.