Young Presents a Civil War Program via Zoom

 “A Day in the Life of a Civil War Artilleryman” is the topic for Van Young’s presentation to the Big Walnut Area Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 13, in the Myers Inn Museum if we have 10 or more attendees.  To reserve a seat email
an give your name and how many in your party or
call 740-965-3582 and leave a message, we will call you back.

“When most folks think about the civil war, they think of infantrymen marching in columns or soldiers marching side by side across a field of battle. Few know, or appreciate, the life of an artillery battery solider.

Was it easier or harder than an infantryman?

Van Young

Was it more or less dangerous? This presentation shares the hardships and talents needed to support a single cannon in the civil war. The logistics of the men, materials, horses, and the firing will be discussed,” commented Young.

Van Young was born and raised in northeast Ohio. He has been a resident of Columbus for the past four decades. When he retired from AT&T in 2012, one of his retirement goals was to spend time studying and learning about the Civil War, and specifically the social and personal stories of that era and the effects the war still has on our society today. Using his research, Van presents programs to area history groups, senior centers, retirement villages and local colleges.

In addition giving programs, enjoying his four grandchildren and playing pickleball, Van is active with two Central Ohio civil war organizations and is the current President of the Griswold History Study Group that meets on Monday mornings at the Worthington senior center. It is free of charge and everyone is invited.

If there are not 10 or more registered, we will provide the meeting via zoom

The Zoom link will be sent to BWAHS Newsletter readers via email and will be posted on the website at

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