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Local Conflict During Civil War

Posted: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 6:29 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News - Brad Gaspelin

Dr. Ron Rietveld gave a presentation on Marion County and the Civil War to a packed room at the Pella Public Library last night. He talked specifically about the tensions between those who supported the war, and those who didn’t, called the copperheads. Rietveld explains that much of this conflict within the conflict is not found in history books, but can be found through old newspaper clippings and journals. An exhibit on the Civil War is open at the Scholte House until mid-November.