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Dr. John Kvach and UAH Students Scanning Local Civil War Photos and Documents Saturday February 6, 2010

Do you have any old Civil War era photographs or documents?

Then head down to the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (915 Monroe Street) Saturday, February 6, 2010, where Dr. John Kvach, along with his UAH history students and 10th-grade students and teachers from Huntsville High School, will have a scanning session in the Heritage Room on the third floor from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Working with Kvach are Huntsville High teachers Diane Blocker and Amber Hall and local resource librarians Ranee Pruitt and Nancy Rohr. They are collaborating on the "Real People, Real History" History-Channel-funded project to highlight the history of the Civil War in Madison County by creating a website.

Kvach is asking those with documents or photos to schedule an appointment Saturday through Blocker at or Kvach at 824-2570.

"We're hoping to get some photos or documents their great granddads or anybody else passed down," Kvach said. "We want to highlight the 150th commemoration of the Civil War."

Pictured here is a photograph showing Union troops occupying Huntsville. For more information, see the February 1, 2010 article in the Huntsville Times.