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Free Soil – Free Men: Needham and the Civil War

     

    Free Soil – Free Men: Needham and the Civil War

    In September 1862, fifteen young men from Needham joined the 44th Regiment of the MA Volunteer Infantry, and shipped out to New Bern, NC for nine months’ service.  Using their letters, photos and memorabilia, Free Soil – Free Men looks at Needham’s response to the Civil War, and the experiences of some of  its young soldiers.