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CLS: America’s Veterans: After the Conflict

Learn about the issues American heroes faced after returning from various conflicts over our 248 years of independence.

Kevin Moore

Monday, June 17, 10:30 a.m. | Orchestra Hall
“The Civil War Veteran Experience”

After four years away at war, veterans of the Civil War were tasked with resuming their lives as civilians.

However, for many it was not as simple as picking up where they left off. Some had physical disabilities that affected their ability to work. Others struggled to cope with their war experience and turned to substance abuse.

Many felt the country was beginning to forget their sacrifice, so they formed fraternal orders with other veterans.

Kevin Moore is the Curator of Artifacts at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. He previously taught history, humanities and other social sciences at colleges in Northwest Ohio, including Heidelberg and Lourdes University.

He holds a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University and has authored several books.

Polly Albrecht

Tuesday, June 18, 10:30 a.m. | Orchestra Hall
“The 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry”

Join Polly Albrecht, a member of the Sons and Daughters of the 103rd OVI, for this lecture.

Picture of Olive Gruber (left) and Daughter Polly Albrecht (right) are direct descendants of the 103rd OVI veterans. Picture courtesy of cleveland.com. 

America’s Veterans: After the Conflict

Wednesday, June 19, 10:30 a.m. | Orchestra Hall
“Title TBA”

Ralph Lindeman

Thursday, June 20, 3:30 p.m. | Orchestra Hall
“The Rebel Raids on the Great Lakes”

Confederate leaders during the last year of the Civil War initiated a daring strategy to bring the war to the North by launching raids from Canada across the Great Lakes, into Ohio and other northern states.

In this lecture by Ralph Lindeman, there will be a discussion of the many colorful characters that made up the Confederate raiding force, along with the Union officials who opposed them.

One of the most daring raids targeted the Civil War prison camp on Johnson’s Island where over 2,000 Confederate officers were held.

This presentation will explain how the prison came to be located on Johnson’s Island, describe the life of the prisoners held there and discuss the ripple effects the raid had on relations between the U. S. and Great Britain.

Lindeman is a retired lawyer and journalist. After beginning his legal career at the Toledo Legal Aid Society, he went to Washington, D.C. and worked as a consumer protection attorney at the Federal Trade Commission and later as a trial attorney at the U.S. Justice Department, handling environmental enforcement cases.

After being offered early retirement from the government in 2001, Lindeman switched careers and began work as a reporter for Bloomberg News, where his beats included covering Congress the White House. Lindeman retired for good in 2014 and began work on his book, Confederates From Canada: John Yates Beall and the Rebel Raids on the Great Lakes.

Lindeman’s family has had connections with Lakeside for over 100 years. His father went there as a child and the family has owned a cottage on Walnut Street since 1972.

Kimberly Hazelgrove

Friday, June 21, 10:30 a.m. | Orchestra Hall
“Casualty of Conflict: The End of a Career & the Journey through Widowhood”

Kimberly Hazelgrove is a veteran and Gold Star wife of CW2 Brian D. Hazelgrove. Her career as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army came to an end after the death of her husband in Iraq in 2004.

Advocacy became a necessity ignited by the heartbreak of the loss of her husband and the father of her children, the anger created by the inept handling of her husband’s casualty process and the intentional injustices suffered by surviving spouses and children of the fallen, which continue to this day.

How does our country honor the commitment to our service members and their families when the unthinkable happens? What is done well, automatically, terribly or not at all?

This lecture explores what Hazelgrove has learned throughout her experience as an U.S. Army soldier and widow over the last 20 years.

Change comes slowly but it does come, with diligence and hard work from those who have suffered so much, and those willing to sacrifice, to improve the lives of others.


Jun 17 - 21, 2024



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