Historian to discuss Civil War general
General Charles King served in the military for 70 years, more than any other person in United States history.
In 1941, the unincorporated village southwest of Waupaca was named “King” in honor of the war hero.
Historian Russell Horton, from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, will examine the life of King at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Holly History and Genealogy Center.
The program will take place in the center’s lower level.
King is the only person in U.S. history to take part in every major American conflict from the Civil War through World War I.
He influenced generations of Wisconsin soldiers, played professional baseball and wrote dozens of books.
The program and refreshments are being sponsored by VFW Post 1037, Waupaca.
People may receive more information by visiting www.waupacahistoricalsociety.org or calling 715-256-9980.