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"A Yankee Galvanized Yankee"
The Man Who Fought on Both Sides of the Civil War
The American Civil War was a complex affair forcing individuals to make hard choices. Join Grant Cottage Staff Member Ben Kemp as we explore the incredibly unusual tale of Hugh Clemons. Find out the circumstances that brought a man born and raised in the North into the service of the Confederate army and how he eventually ended up on the other side of the fight. Discover how he was regarded when he returned North after the war and his connection to General Grant.
The suggested donation for Grant Cottage Porch Programs is $5 per person. Our events are supported with funding from the New York State Park and Trail Partnership Program (NYSPTPP) and New York’s Environmental Protection Fund. The NYSPTPP is administered by Parks & Trails New York, in partnership with the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.