Southern Indiana Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Date: September 4, 2014

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Where: Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
180 West Spring Street
New Albany, Indiana 47150

Southern Indiana Genealogical Society to Present

Historian and author Gregg Seidl will present "The March from the Sea: The Civil War Diary of Robert Armstrong” at the September 4 program
of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society. Sgt. Armstrong of Fredericksburg, (Washington County), Indiana, kept a journal while serving in the
66th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, during Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s Carolina Campaign. His diary gives an excellent account of the
daily life of a Hoosier soldier in the United States Army during the Civil War.

About the speaker:
Gregg Seidl, born in New Albany on July 21, 1960, has spent most of his life living either in or near the city. A 1978 graduate of
New Albany High School, Seidl joined the United States Marine Corps in July of that year. Honorably discharged in August 1982,
he worked in the construction industry for more than eighteen years before attending Indiana University Southeast in the fall of
2000, graduating with a BA in History in 2006.

In the winter of 2004, Seidl was one of three students awarded an Undergraduate Research grant from Indiana University Southeast.
The research was based on the diary kept by Fredericksburg, Indiana native Robert Armstrong, a sergeant in the 66th Indiana Infantry
Regiment in General William Tecumseh Sherman’s Army. Opened on “A cool, windy day,” January 11, 1865, while encamped
“down the river two and a half miles…in sight of Fort Jackson,” The daily entries as the regiment invaded South Carolina in January of
1865 on Sherman’s Carolina Campaign, the most destructive invasion ever to occur on American soil, provide us with an excellent
account of the day to day life of an average Hoosier volunteer who’d volunteered to serve the Federal government during our country’s
greatest crisis.

Seidl enjoys reading, writing, listening to music, and spending time in the garden and kitchen.

Meeting time is 7 PM in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, Indiana.

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