Civil War 150
New Hampshire

Firefighters in the Civil War

  • 25 Jul 2011
  • 7:00 PM
  • Hillsborough Heritage Museum, 5 Central Street, Hillsborough, NH
This program explores the forming of the 1st Fire Zouaves by Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, his ties to New Hampshire, and his relationship with President and Mrs. Lincoln.  "Firefighters in the Civil War" details the exploits of the 1st Fire Zouaves (11th New York), 2nd Fire Zouaves, (73rd New York), Birney's Fire Zouaves (23rd PA), and Baxter's Fire Zouaves (72nd PA).  Also mentioned is the Philadelphia Fire Department's involvement in developing the first Fire Department based ambulances during the Civil War.  Presented by Lew Gage.  For more information contact Jeff Rand at 478-0809. 
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