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2010-06-11 / Community News

Civil War Era Topic of Meeting

The Fayette County Genealogy Society met recently and heard a presentation by George Gully, who has an extensive collection of firearms, swords, old bottles and other memorabilia of the Civil War era. Gully, a native of Fayetteville, attended Blinn College and St. Edwards University, where he received his B.A. in history with a teaching certification.

His love of history, however, led to his hobby of collecting antiques with historical backgrounds. After studying old Civil War photographs, he became interested in Civil War memorabilia and has amassed a sizeable collection of muskets, carbines, swords and other related items, some of which he will display and describe with their historical background. Civil war items may also be brought by attendees to be analyzed or shared.

Information on genealogy research related to the Civil War era and other historical information can be gotten by contacting Neale Rabensburg at 979-968-5306.

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