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Defend Library Hill—Pittsburgh

A Civil War Trust Generations Event

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Bring someone of another generation with you to this FREE event; space is limited.
Civil War Trust Event
Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall-Carnegie, PA
June 24, 2017
Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall-Carnegie, PA
300 Beechwood Ave.
Carnegie, PA 15106


Calling all recruits of preserve the Union! With Robert E. Lee’s army pushing through Central Pennsylvania, the time to serve your country is now. Enlist in the Union Army for a day, and experience what it was like to be a Civil War soldier. Recruits will enlist, learn the school of the soldier, experience camp life, visit the regimental doctor, and earn your honorable discharge from the army.

Share your passion for history with your child, niece, grandson or friends for this special “Generations” event, sponsored by the Civil War Trust and the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall. Some lucky kids will even get to don a uniform! As always, our "Cadet Conference" format employs hands-on activities and stresses teamwork, leadership, ethics and responsibility lessons.

Join us as we bring the Civil War and the Thomas Espy Grand Army of the Republic Post to life. 


  • Registration is required.
  • The event is FREE and open to all who brings someone from another generation.
  • Guardians must accompany the child they brought to the event.  
  • Please wear appropriate footwear and be prepared for inclement weather.



Saturday, June 24

10:00 am to 10:15 am: Meet at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall—Carnegie, PA 

10:15 am: Welcome and Muster In

10:30 am: School of the Soldier

11:15am: Defend Library Hill  

11:45am: A Visit with a Civil War Surgeon                   

12:15pm: Discharge from the army

12:30pm: Program Concludes        


Education Team
Civil War Trust
(202) 367-1861