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Thursday, September 27 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
An Antietam Veteran's Montana Journey: The Lost Memoir of James Howard Lowell

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This event is hosted by The Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History.

This book is the recently unearthed memoir of Katharine Seaton-Squires' great-great-grandfather's travels out West after the Civil War, from 1865 to 1871. James Howard Lowell spent much of this period in Montana, and he writes of vigilante justice in Benton, trading with Gros Ventre and Crow tribes near Camp Cooke, placer mining, pioneer women, hunting antelope, and the Marias Massacre of 1870. The Mass 13th veteran practiced law, what he characterizes as "tomahawk jurisprudence," in Benton from 1869-1871. Lowell has many near-death escapes from exposure and Indian attack. The book also features his Civil War correspondence and letters written home to his sweetheart, Kate Mary Roberts, a volunteer in Harrisburg who nursed him to health after he suffered a gunshot wound to his left leg at Antietam.

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Katharine Seaton Squires

Katharine Seaton Squires's primary career was in the news business, first as an on-air reporter and then as a writer-producer for CBS News, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and CNBC. She worked on three Olympic Games as a writer and producer. She holds a BA in art and English from Rutgers University... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History, Bldg. T-316 3400 Captain Rawn Way, Missoula, MT 59804

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