By Linda Poe
On April 17, 2018, Millie Henley and Bank of the Ohio visited Franklin Township at the Felicity United Methodist Church. The church provided a lovely historical setting for the presentation, since the church is the oldest church in the township. Bank of the Ohio played prior to Millie Henley’s presentation of “Reveille and Romance: Love Stories of the Civil War.” Bank of Ohio played many songs from the Civil War era to an appreciative audience. Many of the audience members commented to me “that they enjoyed the music and how well the music went with the presentation.” On behalf of the Franklin Township Historical Society, I would like to say Thank-you to Bank of the Ohio for their wonderful performance. I would also like to say Thank-you to the members of Felicity United Methodist Church for allowing us to have this performance there.
Millie Henley’s presentation transported the audience back to the Civil War era, with stories of romance between civilians and military men from both the Union and Confederate armies. Millie was dressed in a vintage dress that helped to set the time -frame. She mentioned how families dealing with the civil war did not want their daughters to fall in love with soldiers from either army.
In addition, she stressed that parents especially did not want their daughters to fall in love with a soldier from the so-called enemy army.
On behalf of the Franklin Township Historical Society, I would like to say Thank-you to Millie Henley for her presentation.
If you missed this presentation, our next presentation is on May 8, 2018 at 7 PM at Felicity United Methodist Church in Felicity, Ohio. Admission is $5. Millie Henley’s presentation will be on “Remarkable Civil War Women You Never Knew.” Music will be by Steve Free. Steve Free is a Native American that grew up in the Portsmouth, Ohio area and has won nine ASCAP awards.
I look forward to seeing you there.