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“Thirteen Months in Dixie,” Friends of Princeton University Library Small Talk

Jeaninne Surette Honstein, artist; Steven Knowlton, Princeton University Library

May 17, 2023 · 4:00 pm5:00 pm · Princeton Senior Resource Center

Friends of Princeton University Library

“Thirteen Months in Dixie” is a rollicking tale of adventure, captivity, hardship, and heroism during the last year of the Civil War in a first-hand account by Oscar Federhen. Join Jeaninne Surette Honstein and Steven Knowlton who will speak with the Friends of Princeton University Library (FPUL) about their own adventure in discovering, transcribing, and annotating this incredible manuscript that details the thrilling and sometimes horrifying ordeals of a starving prisoner in the last 13 months of the Civil War. The manuscript was kept as a family heirloom in Honstein’s family until she discovered it!

Attendance for the in-person talk is for active FPUL members only; it will be available virtually via Zoom for the public.

Registration is required. If you’re not a FPUL member, you can join at any time at https://fpul.princeton.edu/join

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