Dover, Ohio - The Tuscarawas Valley Civil War Round Table's next meeting will focus on the life of Union General Alvin Coe Voris.
Civil War reenactor and speaker Ted Dudra will bring the Voris' story to life on Thursday, March 14th, beginning at 7 pm in the Dover Public Library's Community Room.
Voris was the colonel of the 67th Ohio Volunteer Infantry when it joined with the 54th Massachusetts to take Battery Wagner. That assault was immortalized in the movie "Glory." Of the 300 members of the 67th that joined the attack, 150 became casualties, including Voris. Voris survived and became the highest ranking officer from Summit County during the Civil War. After the war, Voris was elected as a judge in Akron, and he also remained active in Civil War veterans groups like the Grand Army of the Republic and the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Voris participated in many ceremonies as an officer in those groups. One of his first post-war acts was to give a speech at the dedication of the Civil War monument in Cuyahoga Falls on Oct. 26th, 1866.
A retired Plain Local Schools science teacher, Dudra spends his time working with numerous historical organizations including the Green Historical Society, Stark County Civil War Roundtable, and MOLLUS. He reenacts four different wars: the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War and World War II. He is active with Company G, 29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Historical Association (Civil War) and Fort Laurens in Bolivar (Revolutionary War).
This free community event is free and open to all. For more information, contact the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123. The Dover Public Library is located at 525 N. Walnut St., directly, across the street from Dover High School.
TUSCARAWAS VALLEY CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE