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Joseph Pierce and the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry

Description: The Manchester Public Library, presents “Joseph Pierce and the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry” by historian Irving Moy on Monday May 13, 2019.

A popular misconception of the Civil War is that it was fought exclusively by white Anglo-Saxons, but many ethnic groups took part in this great struggle. However, few people are aware that the Chinese were among them and the highest ranking of those, Joseph Pierce, was a member of Co. F, 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry.

Irving Moy, who portrays Corporal Joseph Pierce at its reenactments and living history events, was appointed by Governor M. Jodie Rell to serve as a member of the Connecticut Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Committee 2009-2010, and has published a book entitled, “An American Journey- My Father, Abraham Lincoln, Joseph Pierce and Me,” which will be available for sale. For reviews of the book please go to http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/an-american-journey/12551610 For information on Joseph Pierce go to the webpages, www.cof14thcvi.com and http://bluegraychinese.blogspot.com

In August 2013 Moy was asked by the National Park Service (NPS) to serve on its committee to serve as an advisor to a publication on “Asians and Pacific Islanders in the Civil War. This publication is the third in a series with the first two being the contributions of the Hispanics, and Native Americans in the Civil War. The NPS’s vision for the series for the 150th Commemoration of the American Civil War is to tell the stories from multiple perspectives for the war to be relevant to more people. The book is available at www.eParks.com and www.wnpa.org In extending the invitation, Carol Shively, the project supervisor for the series wrote, “What a story. Plunking a man from relative obscurity and finally giving him the honor he is due. This is such important work you have done. We (NPS) and the nation are indebted to you”.

For more information about this group, please contact Jenn Bartlett at: 860-645-0821or e-mail: jbartlett@manchesterct.gov.
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Location: Whiton Library, 100 Main St., Manchester
URL: http://library.townofmanchester.org.
Date: Monday, May 13, 2019
Time: 6:30pm EDT
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
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Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:01pm EDT