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Upcoming: Book Talk at Green-Wood Cemetery

April 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment

If you enjoy the idea of books and Green-Wood Cemetery, this could be your event: On Sunday (4/6), the Green-Wood Historic Fund will be presenting a book talk with author David H. Jones about his book Two Brothers: One North, One South. It will take place at 1:00 PM Green-Wood Cemetery’s Historic Chapel, which is quite a place if you’ve never been. Here’s a bit about it:

A Union officer. A Confederate solider. Joined by blood and united in
death. Clifton Kennedy Prentiss and William Scolay Prentiss were Maryland brothers who fought on opposing sides during the Civil War. Both were mortally wounded in the same late-War battle, as Clifton led an attack on the fort William was defending. Both were taken to Armory Square Hospital in Washington, D.C., where poet and military hospital volunteer Walt Whitman became the link between them.

David H. Jones gives a book talk and signing on his exceptionally researched fictionalized account of the Prentiss brothers…Admission is free but space is limited. (Suggested $5 donation at
the door.) Call for reservations 718.768.7300. Following the book talk, Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman will lead a trolley tour to adjoining graves of the Prentiss brothers, as well as
other significant Civil War gravesites. The trolley tour is $20 / $10 for Historic Fund members. A national historic landmark–Est. 1838– Our main entrance is located
at 500 25th Street (on 5th Avenue).

More information here.

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  • 1 Anonymous // Apr 1, 2008 at 7:57 am

    The Green-Wood Historic Fund actually presents book talks and author lectures on a fairly regular basis, as well as its regular seasonal walking tours and year-round trolley tours. And there’s also their Memorial Day Concert and Battle of Brooklyn commemoration in August.

    One of my favorite places to visit in Brooklyn.