Following a brief meeting of the Historical Society of Cheshire County membership, the public is invited to attend a virtual presentation by special guest Jazimina McNeil called “Three Years in Camp and Hospital: the tales and tunes of Stoddard’s Elbridge W. Locke” on April 23 at 6 p.m.

In this presentation, McNeil will read excerpts of Locke’s engaging and salty memoir, “Three Years in Camp and Hospital.” The public will hear a selection of his songs and learn about some of his musical contemporaries in the Monadnock Region.

According to “History of Cheshire and Sullivan Counties, New Hampshire 1886,” Locke was a writer of short poems and songs, a composer of music and a public singer. Sent to the army by President Lincoln to sing for the soldiers, he later wrote a book about his experiences titled “Three Years in Camp and Hospital.”

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