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Youngstown VFW post hosts new military lecture series

YOUNGSTOWN – Youngstown VFW Post 313 will host its first event as part of its new Military Lecture Series, featuring Ed Jackson on the Civil War First Artillery Regiment (Light) Battery M, at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The lecture will be held at the VFW Post, 434 Third St., Youngstown.

This particular Civil War regiment was organized in Lockport, and most of the men came from the Porter, Wilson and Newfane areas. Jackson is a Vietnam veteran, and has a degree in business management, with a minor in history from Niagara University.

The VFW Post’s new, quarterly lecture series will include veterans talking about their military service and briefings on military history. The goal of the series is to educate the community about military history and the role of the Armed Forces.

Contact Lance Dickinson at 745-7524 or for more information. Refreshments will be served at the event.