Time: 5 p.m.
Gettysburg Heritage Center Museum
297 Steinwehr Ave.
Dressed in period soldier’s clothing, Matthew Dodd takes listeners back in time to feel what it was like to be a soldier, civilian, loved-one-at-home or escaped slave in the Civil War Era.
Through period songs, excerpts from actual letters, and anecdotes (humorous and poignant) Matthew evokes the feelings and passions of that pivotal era of American history.
Matthew bypasses the stories of the generals and the battle movements and concentrates on the feelings and stories of the individual soldier (North and South), the mother, father, or sweetheart left at home, and of the men and women who followed the drinking gourd to freedom.
Matthew sings and plays acoustic guitar, harmonica, banjo and mandolin in an informal campfire or story circle setting.