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When It’s Brother against Brother: The Civil War and Divided Families

  • Grant Cottage 1000 Mt McGregor Road Wilton, NY 12831 (map)
Loving brothers, future enemies

Loving brothers, future enemies

The American Civil War divided regions of the country. The war also rendered, in a painstaking way, the unimaginable phenomenon of family members, aligning themselves with gravely differing views on the national crisis and eventually, taking up arms against each other on bloody battlefields.

This program, presented by Friends’ Trustee and Grant Cottage tour guide Diana O’Brien, will explore unique stories of soldiers and families, whose differing wartime beliefs transcended the powerful bonds of family unity and love, making loved ones the enemy, and creating wounds undefinable and untold in the hearts of so many.