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Death from Distant Thunder – Understanding Civil War Artillery and Berks County’s Contributions

November 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

$5.00 – $8.00

Although many people share a love and understanding of the Civil War,  few know the secrets of the era’s artillery. Civil War & U.S. Artillery historian Mark Pflum will discuss the various types of Artillery used during The War of the Rebellion and he will demonstrate why Berks County was so important to the Long Arm by highlighting local contributions to the war.
Mark Pflum is a summa cum laude graduate of Kutztown University, but still can’t get a job teaching Social Studies! He started Civil War reenacting in 1988 when he joined two different infantry units. He was a Background Artist (this term makes Extras feel more special) in both the Glory and Gettysburg movies, as well as also being the Artillery Coordinator for the National Park Service’s movie “Manassas: End of Innocence.” He formed The Ringgold Living History Association in 1994, which focused on researching and portraying Independent Battery D, Pennsylvania Volunteer Artillery. Mark has been researching the history of Artillery in the United States service for almost 30 years and hasn’t stopped talking about his findings since!

Second Saturday Program $5.00 members, $8.00 non-members.

Light Refreshments served at 9:30AM


Off street parking available at the Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street, Reading.

All programs subject to change.


Berks History Center is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission


November 12, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
$5.00 – $8.00
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Berks History Center
940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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