Jan Drake

Remember me to all the friends, Civil War Letters

Follow the “Wandering Ninth Corps” with the Massachusetts 36th Regiment under General Ambrose E. Burnside. Using letters written by George W. Harwood, Jan Drake visited the places where he wrote the letters. She will take you on an illustrated tour to these sites with photos from then and now and maps to illustrate the journey across nine states from the east coast to the Mississippi river. Over 100 towns in Massachusetts had soldiers in this regiment.

[Recorded August 12, 2023]

Jan Drake has a lifelong interest in history and the stories which are found in family archives and genealogical research. A graduate of Needham High School, she has a Bachelor’s in Science degree from Hobart & William Smith Colleges and a Masters in Library Science from Simmons. In retirement she is enjoying travelling with a focus on historical places. She is also continuing the genealogical research begun by her parents. The letters from George W. Harwood are available in the book, “Remember me to all the friends, Civil War letters from George W. Harwood, Massachusetts 36th Regiment,” Damianos Publishing, 2022.

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