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He Rode With Custer: Rochester’s Samuel Harris
Thursday Evening Lecture Series
07 Nov 07:00 PM
Until 07 Nov

He Rode With Custer: Rochester’s Samuel Harris

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306

Join the Rochester-Avon Historical Society on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm for an exciting discussion about local historical figure Samuel Harris,  Rochester’s most famous Civil War hero. Society member and local historian Chris Brown will tell us how Harris rode into battle with Custer at Gettysburg before being captured in Virginia. His capture was to result in his hanging until a stay of execution from the Confederate First Lady saved his life. Harris moved to Chicago after the war, but never forgot Rochester, and came back “home” to dedicate a monument in 1917 that still stands today.

This event is free for RAHS members. Nonmembers are asked to consider a $5 suggested donation at the door. Registration is required. Register by clicking the "Get Tickets Now" link, send an email to rahsupdates@gmail.com, or call 248-266-5440 and leave us a message.

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