This is the third in the 12-part series, "Illinois and the Civil War." The series is sponsored by the Civil War Roundtables of Springfield and Macoupin County, and is an officially endorsed event of the Illinois Bicentennial.
Historian and teacher Brian Schmidt will present a story of bravery and service by a Union soldier. Samuel Hymer of Rushville, a captain in Company D 115th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, was the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor for his "gallant" action in defending a blockhouse while holding back the Confederates of General Hood's Division at Buzzard Roost, Georgia.
As part of the special Bicentennial summer speaker series called "Illinois and the Civil War", a Rushville historian, Brian Schmidt, will deliver a PowerPoint presentation entitled Samuel Hymer and Company D, 115th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment at "Books on the Square", 427 E. Washington Street, at 6:30pm Thursday, June 21, 2018. The meeting is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.