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||Edmund Ruffin: Father of Modern Agriculture,
Southern Secessionist & "Fire-Eater"
||December 9, 2013 at 7:30PM
||Indiana Historical Society (Directions)
Dan Moll is an avid Civil War history buff.
At the present time, he is the President of the Blue & Gray Roundtable in Connersville.
He has been a reenactor for many years.
Dan portrays a Confederate refugee following the army because he was too old to fight and
because his home was destroyed by the Yankees.
Dan also portrays his wife's Union great-great grandfather in dual readings of his letters home to his wife
His interest in Edmund Ruffin stemmed from the question:
"Why did the South go into this war knowing that they were outnumbered in population and manufacturing plants?"
This research led him to Edmund Ruffin.
Edmund Ruffin was also older and clean shaven, thus making him easier to portray!
Please note -THAT THE BELIEFS OF EDMUND RUFFIN ARE NOT IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM THAT OF DANIEL MOLL!!!
2013-2014 Program Schedule
|Sept. 9, 2013
||Embalming in the Civil War
|Oct. 14, 2013
||500 Strong: Wabash College Students in the Civil War
||Professor James Barnes and his wife, Patience Barnes
|Nov. 11, 2013
||U.S. Christian Commission
||Kevin & Cindy Rushton
|Dec. 9, 2013
|Jan. 13, 2014
|Feb. 10, 2014
||VMI's Civil War Legacy
|Mar. 10, 2014
||Civil War in popular culture
|Apr. 14, 2014
||The Shadow of Shiloh: Major General Lew Wallace in the Civil War
|May 12, 2014
||The Battle of Cedar Creek, by Col. W.H. Polhamus
|Jun. 9, 2014
||State and County Governments providing material & financial relief for soldiers' families
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